Need ideas/info on what makes what?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by WyanLuv, Nov 15, 2008.

  1. WyanLuv

    WyanLuv Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I have some silver laced and golden wyandottes, some rir pullets and one lonely barred rock pullet and was just wondering if anyone has gotten anything interesting from crossing any of these? I immaturely thought at one time I could get a blue laced red by crossing the silver and the gold wyandottes but that was quickly cleared up after talking with some folks on here. So, has anyone had any interesting chickens come from crossing these kinds of chickens?
     
  2. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    I believe the rocks and RIR make a sexlink, but since you have all pullets [​IMG] That won't do you much good!
     
  3. americana-chick

    americana-chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i thought that rocks and RIRs make black sex links?
     
  4. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Quote:Yeah I wasn't sure if they were black or red sexlinks, but if the op only has pullets it wouldn't matter anyway!
     
  5. joerogrz

    joerogrz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not totally sure, but I believe the SLW female and RIR male cross makes Golden Comets which are supposedly VERY good layers.
     
  6. Kev

    Kev Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Yes, but it has to be RIR rooster over a BR hen. Not the other way around.
     
  7. tadkerson

    tadkerson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You could produce barred or black wyandottes from the silver laced and barred rock cross.

    You could also produce a black tailed red wyandotte from the gold laced wyandotte and rhode island red cross.

    It would take years of breeding to get the birds you want. One cross will not make the new varieties.

    Tim
     
  8. hot wing stables

    hot wing stables Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yeah I wasn't sure if they were black or red sexlinks, but if the op only has pullets it wouldn't matter anyway!

    yea most do i have two black sex links which was from rir and barred rock and redsexlinks come from rir and orp or rir and white leghorn.
     
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