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Red/ Black Sexlinks

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Avalon1984, Jul 22, 2011.

  1. Avalon1984

    Avalon1984 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 22, 2010
    Muskegon
    I have been reading about Black and red Sexlinks and would like to try and incubate some next week. I understand that a “red” roo and a Barred Rock hen would make a Black Sexlink- is that correct? I have a Comet roo and some Barred rocks, would that work? Or did I reverse that combination?

    The roos I have are:

    • Australorp
    • Red (?) Comet
    • Barred Rock
    • BO

    The hens I have are:

    • BR
    • Comets
    • Delawares
    • RIR
    • BO

    Is any of those combinations useful?

    Thank you all for your help.
     
  2. cpwhip

    cpwhip Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Celtic Hill Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. cpwhip

    cpwhip Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm new to this but I also read which ever combination you use they need to be pure bred.
     
  5. Avalon1984

    Avalon1984 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 22, 2010
    Muskegon
    oh, that is too bad. Comes to show you how much I know about genetics. I will check out that link. Thank you so much!
     
  6. cpwhip

    cpwhip Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 8- 7 week old Red Sexlinks and very interested in what combination it takes to breed more
    it can be a little confusing. I read that if you need pure breds that you need to find a reputable breeder because
    even the ones you get from hatcheries aren't pure, I hope someone with more knowledge chimes in:)
     
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  7. draye

    draye Overrun With Chickens

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    Use your BO (Buff Orpington) over your Dealware hens.

    That should make you some sex links, though they will be more buff looking in color rather than red.


    Wishing youo the best in your efforts.
     
  8. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    You could use a Red Sex-link to produce Black Sex-links.

    Example -
    R.I. Red male x Columbian Rock female = golden F1 males and gold F1 females (these would be much like the Golden Comets)
    F1 golden male x barred hen = barred males and black females (these would be much like the Black Sex-links)

    Chris
     
  9. Maxie Misty Chicks

    Maxie Misty Chicks Out Of The Brooder

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    I had some chicks hatched to a broody Rhode Island red hen by an australorp rooster and they are very nice egg layers. Only three hatched but they are alsmost all black with a little red around their necks. Very nice girls.
     
  10. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Quote:Australorp male + Barred Rock female = Black Sex-link
    Red male + Barred Rock female = Black Sex-link
    Buff Orp. male + Barred Rock female = Black Sex-link

    Buff Orp. male + Delawares female = Red Sex link

    Chris
     

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