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Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by playswithfowl, Sep 2, 2009.
What breed of rooster would you cross onto Rhode Island Red hens to make a Red Sex-link?
I believe you use a male RIR to make a Red sex-link. The hen is a white hen of a different breed like a Delaware, White Leghorn, RIW, or other white breed.
Red Star/Red Sex Link:
RIR (male) X Delware (female)
RIR (male) X White Leghorn (female)
RIR (male) X Rhode Island White (female)
Production Red (male) X Delaware (female)
New Hampshire Red (male) X White Rock (female)
Cinnamon Queen/ red sex-link:
New Hampshire Red (male) X Silver Laced Whyandotte (female)
Gingernut Ranger/ red sex-linked:
RIR (male) X Light Sussex (female)
These combinations result in hens that are reddish with a few white feathers and roosters that are predominately white/ light colored with a few other colors in their feathers like buff, brown, and red.
You can not make a red sex linked using a commercial white leghorn. The white rock may also present problems. I would not use either for a red sex linked cross.