Need some help/advice re: sex link

greathorse

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I am starting as good an exhibition line of Rhode Island Reds as I can find, and hope to breed over the next years. So I will have what should be pretty good RIR roosters. I would also like to hatch and sell some sex linked chicks for the hobbyists here in Colorado. I found out it is really difficult to sell locally unless the chicks are sexed.

So if I kept another very nice pure line of birds and crossed with my reds what should it be? I think silver laced wyandottes crossed on RIR are sex linked? I know where there is some very good stock in those. How about a Blue laced red wyandotte and RIR?

Does anyone have any other suggestions? I am not very interested in barred plymouth rock so we can go from there. I would be interested in any feedback.

Just to be clear It would be great to have two marketable pure lines, and then in the spring hatch some sex links to sell as well. This year I could sell all I can hatch if I had them sexed.

Thanks


Thanks
 
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greathorse

Songster
11 Years
Oct 1, 2008
2,065
27
191
Northern Colorado
Thanks for the responses, I read the sex link articles and I think I sort of get how that works, although would still have a lot of questions. The whole color thing frankly baffles me. I guess the real question is what breed would cross with the RIR rooster and be a nice pure bred line to keep independent of the sex link.

I know that the Deleware is fairly rare and that good ones can be in high demand. The Rhode Island White is also very intersting. Where can I find some really nice Rhode Island White. Seems like I have heard that most of the time they fall outside of the standard or that there is not a standard or some such back and forth information .

Thanks again

Yep Rhode Island White would be cool now to find them.
 
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