Newby Question

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

  1. topeka

    topeka Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 17, 2008
    Northeast Missouri
    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

    Nov 4, 2009
    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

    Jan 27, 2009
    Palmetto GA
    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

    Nov 18, 2008
    Strawberry fields.
    I'm not entirely sure, but...


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