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Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by wjallen05, Feb 6, 2009.
Anyone ever crossed a Leghorn (female) with a RIR (male)? Wouldn't this be a pretty good cross?
I have them in the brooder.....
and in my fence in the yard
they lay AWESOME eggs, the ones outside are from a different bloodline than the ones in my brooder, so i cant attest for all, but their eggs wont even fit in large egg cartons! lol
roo: this is this same roo now:
and heres a golden comet crossed with a golden comet....its colored like a roo but i kinda think it's a hen..it's not sexlinked so it could be either a roo or a hen:
and heres the adult flock of GOlden comets (these were rir x white leghorn crosses):
second egg from left is my one golden comets egg...the one before it is a double yolker golden comet egg (from a white leghorn hen), third is a normal WLH egg (golden comet breeding) and a RIR egg lastly.
Wouldn't you get LARGER eggs and the same kind of hybrid bird if you crossed the White leghorn male onto the RIR females? And wouldn't this be the sex-link crosses referred to as Red Sex Links? I don't know, I am trying to learn.
Can you post a picture?
I thought a Red Sex Link is a cross between a RIR male and a Delaware female?
Quote:I just did
a white leghorn roo to a rir hen isnt a sex link cross
it has to be red roo over silver hen (not all white leghorns are silvers)
Quote:theres MANY different crosses that make up sexlinks i dont have a link for it but theres some crazy crosses that can give you a sex link
you could technically take a red cochin roo and breed it to a silver carring hen and get sexlinks
Wow! That egg is HUGE!
Thank you so much for sharing pics, they are lovely!
So a RIR crossed with a Leghorn makes a sex-link?
Quote:that's the kicker...not all do. The white leghorns have to carry the silver gene and you wont know until you breed them and find out LOL I'd say if all teh chicks that hatch out are white and not white and tinted red, then they're not sexlinked.
and you're very welcome!
what does sexlinked mean?
sexlink= cross-bred chickens whose color at hatching is differentiated by sex, thus making chick sexing an easier process.