1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login, otherwise join BYC here!

Examples of 'gold breed' roo's to use for sexlink crosses?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by katiebob, Jan 20, 2011.

  1. katiebob

    katiebob Out Of The Brooder

    47
    0
    32
    Nov 22, 2009
    Nor Cal, CA
    Hi BYC peeps:)

    Can you give me ideas and examples of breeds that I can create sexlink crosses with my Light Sussex hens. I want egg layers.
    jmagill is using a BLRW Rooster, that should be a beautiful cross.
    Thanks so much.
     
  2. RAREROO

    RAREROO Chillin' With My Peeps

    4,516
    25
    231
    Jul 22, 2009
    Alapaha, Ga
    Any Red/Buff/Gold colored roo you want.

    RIR, Hew Hamp, Buff Orp ( or Buff anything), Buff Sussex, Golden laced or BLR Wyandottes, Partridge anything, Welsummers, Barnevelders, ect....
     
  3. blackdotte

    blackdotte Chillin' With My Peeps

    786
    12
    131
    Nov 18, 2008
    The Standard commercial layer of the late 30s to late 50s was a Brown Leghorn male over Light Sussex hens. Pullets are a gold colour. Cockerels grow quickly and are killed early as fryers (spatchcocks). New Hampshire male is a good alternative.
    David
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by