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Question about red sex links

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Chick_In_The_Burbs, Jan 18, 2013.

  1. Chick_In_The_Burbs

    Chick_In_The_Burbs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Most of what I have read is that you need a RIR roo and a white breed hen to create a sex link, but what do you get if it is reversed? I contacted a lady with, as she put it, RIR type hens (maybe production reds?) and white leghorn Roos. Would that just result in a generic cross or would that be sex linked? :/

    Thanks!
     
  2. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    You'll normally get a white bird with black specks, streaks and smut, here and there. Alot depends on whether the white bird is white or just appears white.

    I believe you'd not get a sex link.
     
    Last edited: Jan 18, 2013
  3. Chick_In_The_Burbs

    Chick_In_The_Burbs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    :/

    Good to know. Thanks. :)
     

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