How to make a "sex link" breed

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by bargain, Jan 1, 2009.

  1. bargain

    bargain Love God, Hubby & farm Premium Member

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    Okay, I've bought sex link chicks before, but how can I actionally raise them.


    What is the combination for rooster and hen?

    Thanks.
     
  2. okiehen

    okiehen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Barred Rock hens to RIR rooster gets black sex link chicks.
    red roosters to white hens get red sex link chicks
    There are a few breeds that this can be done with.
     
  3. nursebay

    nursebay Out Of The Brooder

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    I believe and I may have this backwards that a RIR rooster with a RIW hen will produce the gold sex link. Females are redish in color and males are yellow at birth. Make real pretty roos and hens
     
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  4. erthymom2

    erthymom2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    golden comet sex links are RIR hen and White rock roo.



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  5. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    here's my pretty adults I just got yesterday (I was planning to pick up a flock of so called RIRs for my future OWN golden comet breeding plans) but they ended up being Golden Comets and I didnt have the heart to not take them....they are very pretty.

    [​IMG]


    So now I'll be raising mutt Golden comets (that arent sexlink) ---as long as they keep laying---because they're already 2 years old but I got an eggie today! [​IMG] I'm atleast positive they'll still mature early and give good egg production and that's what most people are looking for but ofcourse sex-link chicks are way better no doubt about sex! [​IMG]

    AND I'm a distributor for a local woman who breeds her mixes and gets sexlinks and pure RIRs. [​IMG] I can't wait to breed for my own (planning on getting an RIR roo, a small flock of white hens and barred rock hens so I can breed for two different sex-links). [​IMG]

    Niki
     
  6. digitS'

    digitS' Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:No, that one is backwards. It is the solid colored sires, so a RIR roo.

    I was just doing a little research on the White Rocks. I have had Cornish X's & Barred Rocks but never White Rocks. I could be wrong about this but it looks like the WR chicks always (usually?) have some coloring that is lost to white as they mature. So, the WR may be something of a "diluted" Barred Rock.

    Folks on this forum have helped me understand that solid-colored black sires will also throw sex-linked offspring from barred/silver dams. And, buff works too.

    Steve
     
  7. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    eekk. That's a wee bit wrong Shawn he he! It's RIR roo to white hen (any white hen that carries the silver gene). The red in the male gene bred with the silver gene some how makes the sex easy to tell at hatching. Don't mean to disagree with ya, but it's switched he he! [​IMG]

    I first read this and agreed, then reread it and was like...wait a min! LOL!

    It's for some reason the red that causes it. RIRs are great roos to have around i've learned! [​IMG]
     
  8. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    digitS' :

    Folks on this forum have helped me understand that solid-colored black sires will also throw sex-linked offspring from barred/silver dams. And, buff works too.

    Steve

    WOW! I didnt know that! Awesoooommmme! *may have another plan ha ha*!​
     
  9. erthymom2

    erthymom2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you'r correct and i was wrong. I only get points cause i knew there was a RIR somewhere in the mix ;o}


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    eekk. That's a wee bit wrong Shawn he he! It's RIR roo to white hen (any white hen that carries the silver gene). The red in the male gene bred with the silver gene some how makes the sex easy to tell at hatching. Don't mean to disagree with ya, but it's switched he he! [​IMG]

    I first read this and agreed, then reread it and was like...wait a min! LOL!

    It's for some reason the red that causes it. RIRs are great roos to have around i've learned! [​IMG]
     

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