Help! sexlinks!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by 9farmgirl9, May 15, 2011.

  1. 9farmgirl9

    9farmgirl9 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok i know what to cross to make red sex links but it there a breed of hen that has the silver gene that lays well. How well do delawares lay? Please help thanks
     
  2. chickened

    chickened Overrun With Chickens

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    Delawares lay well with light in the winter. Barred rock and silver laced wyandottes will make a sexlink with a red rooster. Believe it or not but a red broiler lays pretty well and will make a sexlink of good size.
     
  3. 9farmgirl9

    9farmgirl9 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:So i am planning on using a RIR roo but im still im not sure on what hen,

    Right now i have 21 RIR hens and 3 RIR roos and im not sure why but the chicks that i hatch are sexlink, not like white and red but the females are red and males blonde.
    But i want to replace my flock next year and i want the next flock to have sexlinks.

    if i used RIR hen and a white roo wwould that have the opposte affect, And whatever breeds i decide on i want excellent laying and sexxlinks thats all i want any breeds that are those standards

    Thanks [​IMG]
     
  4. harleyjo

    harleyjo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:So i am planning on using a RIR roo but im still im not sure on what hen,

    Right now i have 21 RIR hens and 3 RIR roos and im not sure why but the chicks that i hatch are sexlink, not like white and red but the females are red and males blonde.
    But i want to replace my flock next year and i want the next flock to have sexlinks.

    if i used RIR hen and a white roo wwould that have the opposte affect, And whatever breeds i decide on i want excellent laying and sexxlinks thats all i want any breeds that are those standards

    Thanks [​IMG]

    I am new to this breeding too but I am also doing what you are doing. I bought RIR roo and RIR pullets but I also bought barred rock pullets and SLW pullets. I know that if I cross the RIR roo with the Barred Rock hen I will get black sex links and the RIR roo with the SLW should give me red sexlinks. I was going to use Delaware but where I got my chicks from doesn't have delaware so I think I pull the silver gene I need for the red sex link from the SLW. If I am wrong, please someone correct me.
     
  5. chickened

    chickened Overrun With Chickens

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    The only thing it can be is the hens have the silver gene somehow. The white roo wont work you need the red roo and traditionally a RIR wont work for the hen unless it has the silver gene somewhere.
    Quote:So i am planning on using a RIR roo but im still im not sure on what hen,

    Right now i have 21 RIR hens and 3 RIR roos and im not sure why but the chicks that i hatch are sexlink, not like white and red but the females are red and males blonde.
    But i want to replace my flock next year and i want the next flock to have sexlinks.

    if i used RIR hen and a white roo wwould that have the opposte affect, And whatever breeds i decide on i want excellent laying and sexxlinks thats all i want any breeds that are those standards

    Thanks [​IMG]
     
  6. chickened

    chickened Overrun With Chickens

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    You are right about the crosses. Some hatcheries cross a White rock to a delaware (I think) then breed offspring to a red rooster and that seems to give a better quality sexlink.
    Quote:So i am planning on using a RIR roo but im still im not sure on what hen,

    Right now i have 21 RIR hens and 3 RIR roos and im not sure why but the chicks that i hatch are sexlink, not like white and red but the females are red and males blonde.
    But i want to replace my flock next year and i want the next flock to have sexlinks.

    if i used RIR hen and a white roo wwould that have the opposte affect, And whatever breeds i decide on i want excellent laying and sexxlinks thats all i want any breeds that are those standards

    Thanks [​IMG]

    I am new to this breeding too but I am also doing what you are doing. I bought RIR roo and RIR pullets but I also bought barred rock pullets and SLW pullets. I know that if I cross the RIR roo with the Barred Rock hen I will get black sex links and the RIR roo with the SLW should give me red sexlinks. I was going to use Delaware but where I got my chicks from doesn't have delaware so I think I pull the silver gene I need for the red sex link from the SLW. If I am wrong, please someone correct me.
     
  7. 9farmgirl9

    9farmgirl9 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I am new to this breeding too but I am also doing what you are doing. I bought RIR roo and RIR pullets but I also bought barred rock pullets and SLW pullets. I know that if I cross the RIR roo with the Barred Rock hen I will get black sex links and the RIR roo with the SLW should give me red sexlinks. I was going to use Delaware but where I got my chicks from doesn't have delaware so I think I pull the silver gene I need for the red sex link from the SLW. If I am wrong, please someone correct me.


    What is a SLW? And do they lay good, or barred rocks they lay good?
     
  8. chickened

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    SLW silver laced wyandotte and they lay about 220 eggs a year.
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    What is a SLW? And do they lay good, or barred rocks they lay good?
     

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