Leghorn X RIR

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by wjallen05, Feb 6, 2009.

  1. wjallen05

    wjallen05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone ever crossed a Leghorn (female) with a RIR (male)? Wouldn't this be a pretty good cross?
     
  2. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    I have them in the brooder.....[​IMG]

    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

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    roo: [​IMG] this is this same roo now: [​IMG]


    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: [​IMG]

    and heres the adult flock of GOlden comets (these were rir x white leghorn crosses):
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    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.
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  3. soonerdog

    soonerdog Chillin' With My Peeps

    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. [​IMG]

    Can you post a picture?
     
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  4. wjallen05

    wjallen05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I thought a Red Sex Link is a cross between a RIR male and a Delaware female?
     
  5. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    Quote:I just did [​IMG]


    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)
     
  6. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    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 [​IMG]
     
  7. wjallen05

    wjallen05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow! That egg is HUGE! [​IMG]

    Thank you so much for sharing pics, they are lovely!

    So a RIR crossed with a Leghorn makes a sex-link?
     
  8. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    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 [​IMG] 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! [​IMG]
     
  9. random

    random Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what does sexlinked mean?
     
  10. soonerdog

    soonerdog Chillin' With My Peeps

    sexlink= cross-bred chickens whose color at hatching is differentiated by sex, thus making chick sexing an easier process.
     

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