crossing cuckoo maran rooster and red sexlink hen

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by cuckoo for chicks, Jan 26, 2009.

  1. cuckoo for chicks

    cuckoo for chicks New Egg

    Jan 26, 2009
    Will crossing a cuckoo maran (barred) rooser with a red sexlink hen produce sex-linked chicks and if so, will the hens lay darker brown eggs? [​IMG]
  2. Rooster-Spur

    Rooster-Spur Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 17, 2008
    No. A Red Roo over a barred hen creates a sex link. And hens from the cross you mentioned would lay inbetween colored eggs darker than a sex link but not as dark as a Maran.
  3. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

    Jun 27, 2008
    West Central Ohio
    Red sex-links are crosses themselves so the offspring could be any given color from the parents or grandparents. Yes, BLACK sex-links are made from a RIR rooster of Barred Rock hens, red sex-links are made from various red and white chickens(RIR, RIW, White Rocks, certain Leghorns.) I think so are some combinations.

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