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Crossing breed thread

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

  1. alexa009

    alexa009 Overrun With Chickens

    Has anyone ever crossed chicken breeds? What would you get crossing rhode island red and white leghorn?
     
  2. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Stuck back in the 40s Premium Member

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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 Overrun With Chickens

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

    alexa009 Overrun With Chickens

    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.
     
  5. draye

    draye Overrun With Chickens

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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

    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

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    Exactly!
     

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