Does anyone has a picture of what a cross between a red sex link and an easter egger looks like?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by bahamabanty, Dec 16, 2014.

  1. bahamabanty

    bahamabanty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does anyone has a picture of what a cross between a red sex link and an easter egger looks like? Thanks.
     
  2. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    I don't have a picture of that cross, but since they are both hybrids, depending on which breeds were used in breeding the parents (especially the EE), and which parent genes the two adults passed on to their offspring, their offspring could have a variety of different characteristics. The offspring would just be barnyard mixes and there is really no way of predicting what they will look like.
     
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  3. CrazyTalk

    CrazyTalk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This isn't necessarily true - Cornish Cross, for instance, are a multigenerational cross. The parent companies keep grandparent flocks of 4 separate breeds - and end up with a whole bunch of F2 crosses/hybrids that look almost identical to each other.

    As far as coloration goes, there's only a couple of possible genetic influences are red sex link can have. What does the easter egger look like - the whole Easter Egger/Ameracuana distintion is sometimes silly - if it looks like an ameracauna, it is - that's how poultry classification goes.

    Play around with this and you can probably figure out what you're going to get-
    http://kippenjungle.nl/kruising.html
     
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  4. Michael OShay

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    Cornish cross are being bred for uniform characteristics though (white feathers, yellow skin, and efficient feed to weight conversion) which is not the case with EEs (which is why I said, especially the EE). The goal of EEs is to breed chickens that lay eggs in various colors, which means that all kinds of breeds (brown egg layers, chocolate egg layers, etc.) are used in producing them. The hatcheries that breed them don't care what the offspring look like; only that they lay eggs in different colors.
     
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  5. alica31

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    I have both types but not cross bred. I do admit- your question would be a great lead for a chicken joke....
     
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  6. bahamabanty

    bahamabanty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is the rooster and one of the hens. I dont mind barnyard mix, as long as they are not white, I have a lot of white chickens! Would the ee-red star mix be a good layer and what color egg can I expect, the rooster came out of a green egg. My hens lay brown eggs. I just hope it wont be no white eggs.
     
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  7. bahamabanty

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  8. Michael OShay

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    Some of them will likely have some white feathers in them from your Red Sex Link parents. The EE-Red Star mixes should be a good layer, although likely not the same egg laying machines as the Red Sex Link hens are. Most of the eggs will likely be some shade of brown, although depending on which gene the EEs give, you could get some colored eggs (most likely green), but you definitely won't get any white eggs. :eek:)
     
  9. bahamabanty

    bahamabanty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That sounds good thanks.
     
  10. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    You won't get white eggs - you will likely have some shade of brown or *possibly* green
     

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