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Rhode Island Red Hen x Light Sussex Cockerel?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by ejay, Dec 30, 2013.

  1. ejay

    ejay Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi there,
    this question has had me burning for ages! I know about the reverse cross (RIR cockerel x light sussex hen) results in a goldline (warren?) sex linked but what about the other way around? is there a particular colour they come out as or a name they go by?
    thanks!
     
  2. 3riverschick

    3riverschick Poultry Lit Chaser

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    Here ya go:
    http://www.thepoultrygarden.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=14020&p=176202
    Best,
    Karen and the Light Sussex in western PA, USA
     
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  3. ejay

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    thankyou =) cleared some things up
    interested in seeing a pic if anyone has one!
     
  4. ejay

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    bump =)?
     
  5. nicalandia

    nicalandia Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:The Females will be Silver Columbian like Father and the Males will be Silver columbian till they Mature at that moment their hackle and saddle will become Golden/straw/yellow colored instead, with the rest of the body remaining silver this cross has no usefull purpose thats why is not popular as both gender will hatch silver looking so no sexing is possible
     
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  6. ejay

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    thankyou
     
  7. ejay

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    I would just like to give readers an update,
    I have bred a Light Sussex Cockerel to a Rhode Island Red Hen (potentialy a Columbian Blacktail by the looks of things)
    the result (all cockerals lol!) was essentially a very large Light Sussex with yellow feet and ear lobes, and as maturing yellow and gold feather streaks throughout.
     
  8. Any chance you could post some pictures?
     
  9. ejay

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    Hello
    I am sorry I don't have a picture of them as adults as we ate them! (!!!)
    but here is a link with a picture of a very similar bird http://www.mthealthy.com/store/948458/product/CRC-c
    , our ones had more yellowy feathers than this. As chicks they were indistinguishable from light sussex except for yellow legs and a bit larger.
     
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