Newby Question

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by topeka, Dec 20, 2009.

  1. topeka

    topeka Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello Group,

    I am on day one of my first incubator hatch. I am trying to hatch my own eggs. I have a White leghorn rooster and several Black Sex Link
    hens. I think the BSL hens are a cross between a RIR and a Barred Rock.

    My question is when the White leghorn fertilizes a BSL is the result going to be the SAME as if he had fertilized a RIR or Barred Rock
    or will I get something totally different?

    Thanks for your input!
     
  2. chickenpluckeroo7

    chickenpluckeroo7 Out Of The Brooder

    Since Sexlinks don't breed true I think the rooster chicks will go back to the male look (Rhode Island Red} and then female chicks to the Barred Rock. I'm not entirely positive of this but it is one or the other. Chickenplucker
     
  3. karabbitry

    karabbitry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am not sure what they answer it but I do know that the Leghorns are dominant white instead of recessive like lots of other white breeds of chickens.
     
  4. ve

    ve Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Like KARABBITRY say White Leghorn is Dominant White (if pure) and all babies will be white with some gold and few black feathers
     
  5. chicken+quail=luv

    chicken+quail=luv Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Strawberry fields.
    I'm not entirely sure, but...

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