Rhode Island Rooster crossed with Dominique Hen

shongelo72

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I was wondering if anyone made this cross, and if so, would the offspring would be considered Black Sex Link? Please provide any pics of the the cross as well. I am planning on making this cross in the spring. I know the typical cross would be RIR and Barred Rock, but I have Dominique hens instead. Any information will be appreciated.

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That would be a Black Sex Linked cross. Offspring would look identical to commercial BSLs but likely with a modified rose comb instead of single. Hens would be black with red hackle/breast and cocks would be single barred with potential red leakage.
 
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Dominique dad, not sure which mom. Black sex link, white sex link or Rhode Island Red. 3 boys, one has a head just like dad, one has like a "flat top" comb, the other a more regular comb. Only the rosette combed boy has wattles.
 

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WarSmith

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Here's a question about this cross how would it differ from the same one with a Barred Rock?

Main questions weight and size of the bird, and egg production?

The Dominique tend to be about 2.5 pounds lighter than the barred rocks. But they're egg production doesn't tend to be as good. In theory if the egg production carried over from the Rhode Island red or is comparable I feel like this would be more economical because the birds should take less feed.
 

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