Red Sex-Link rooster + Red Sex-Link hen = ?????

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by ticks, Aug 24, 2008.

  1. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
    I read that if RSLs mate that the trait will not be passed on to future generations. What does the offspring of two RSLs look like? Why doesn't the trait get passed down?
  2. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

    Jun 10, 2007
    Douglasville GA
    The offspring would be "mutts" and coloring would vary.
  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    They'd be mutts because RSLs are mutts themselves as a F1 generation cross.
  4. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
    SE Mass
    I believe both sexes would look similar to a RSL female.
  5. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
    Thanks all. I kew they were mutts. But, I didn't know that the offspring would be more mutts than the adults. [​IMG]
  6. The Squawk Box Fresh Eggs

    The Squawk Box Fresh Eggs Out Of The Brooder

    my big old red sex link (shaver red) cock mated with a few of my RIR hens, i got 4 fertile eggs and hatched them under a broody hen. ALL were roosters, but one looks EXACTLY like a RIR rooster, the rest were white. purely mutts.

    but i wonder if i cross that roo that looks like a RIR with a barred rock hen...will i get a black sex link?

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