1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login, otherwise join BYC here!

Rhode island white sex link

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by bsmith712, Jan 30, 2012.

  1. bsmith712

    bsmith712 Out Of The Brooder

    22
    0
    22
    May 12, 2010
    Dayton
    I've read the posts that the hatchery rhode island white's will often have a single comb instead of the accepted standard rose comb. Will these rhode island whites still produce the gold sex link offspring?
     
  2. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

    16,242
    104
    336
    Oct 19, 2009
    Forks, WA
    They're not true Rhode Island Whites. Aside from the comb type, which honestly if I found a, say, Rock with a pea comb it's not a Rock right? [​IMG] They also have very poor body type compared to the standard. I'm sure the hatcheries crossed Leghorn x Red and continued from there.

    And no, they won't produce sex-links far as I'm concerned. A sex-link is from a hen of silver or barred coloration bred to a rooster without such coloration. RIW's are just simply white. They might carry silver but I wouldn't know.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by