Red sex link hen cross with RIR rooster?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Chickadee-23, Sep 22, 2013.

  1. Chickadee-23

    Chickadee-23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Has anyone breed these 2 and have any pics to show me? I got some eggs from grandfather & he has RIR roosters & hens, anf he has som red sex link hens in a coop, but 3 of my eggs came from the red sex link hens, so i was wanting know wht the babies will look like just curious, their in incubator now, they hatch october 8!! :)
     
  2. Carter Farms

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    I have been hatching out some and half the chicks are black and look like black australorps when born and feather out solid black. The other half look like reds with some of them having some white in them. The black chicks are a suprise to me. Maybe some one with some genetic background could help. The rooster of these chicks is a heritage RIR and the hens are supposed to be cinnamon queen(new hampshire x silver laced wyandotte).
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I'd think mostly red birds, maybe some with white.
     
  4. Carter Farms

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    [​IMG] Here is a picture of one black chickens that hatched out from RIR x red sexlink cross. Around 30-40% hatch out this way. Does anyone know why?
     
  5. Chickadee-23

    Chickadee-23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow thts intresting they pretty babies, my hatch this tuesday excited to see what hatchs out :)
     
  6. Chickadee-23

    Chickadee-23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So my first baby hatched earlier today, its starting to dry with yellow down feathers, but they are red sex link and RIR mix how can it be yellow? Im confused i was expecting red or black, when it drys lil more i will post a pic of it, has anyone have chicks with this mix looked yellow? Thanks
     
  7. Chickadee-23

    Chickadee-23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Heres the babies from a Rhode Island Red rooster cross with red sex link hen, I put in 6 eggs 5 made it to hatch day, and 4 hatch, Heres my babies at 3 days old [​IMG]
     
  8. Majd

    Majd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They're soooo cute.... they look like rsl as babies and as rirs.... they will be very productive..... can you post more pics of their progress
     
  9. Chickadee-23

    Chickadee-23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks heres a pic their 3 weeks old in this pic, I will take another one tmrw they more feathered now i think i have 3 pullets & 1 roo was hopin for no roors, but oh well!!:) [​IMG]
     
  10. Majd

    Majd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very nice... as I said... the three redder one are growing more red feathers.... they look like rir... and the withe one will look more like red sex links... we'll be waiting for more
     

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