Crossing breed thread

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by alexa009, May 24, 2017.

  1. alexa009

    alexa009 Crowing

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    Has anyone ever crossed chicken breeds? What would you get crossing rhode island red and white leghorn?
     

  2. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Queen of the Coop

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    I'm pretty sure that an RIR rooster (gold gene breed) crossed with a White Leghorn (silver gene breed) hen will give you a Red sex-link.
     
  3. alexa009

    alexa009 Crowing

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    Thanks! I should try it one time. I have a red sex link.:)
     
  4. alexa009

    alexa009 Crowing

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    I was also trying to figure out how to make a delaware. I think it is a barred rock and new hampshire red but I am not totally sure.
     

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    draye Crowing

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    Nope, no sex link from this cross.

    You'll get a predominantly white bird with some red/buffish spots or could happen to get some with black spots.

    The hen needs to be Silver based and most White Leghorns are not Silver based.
     
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  6. PD-Riverman

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    Exactly!
     

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