RIR Hen with BR Roo - What will I end up with?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by creekrats, Jun 21, 2011.

  1. creekrats

    creekrats Out Of The Brooder

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    My RIR just hatched seven eggs. Daddy is a BR. What have I ended up with breed wise?

    In researching, it seems in order to get sex links, the father needs to be the RIR. So what do I now have?
     
  2. Savannah Poultry

    Savannah Poultry The Source

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    The offspring will all be barred
     
  3. Young Heritage

    Young Heritage Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If the roles were reversed they would be sex-links, correct?

    RIR roo and BR hen
     
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  4. Savannah Poultry

    Savannah Poultry The Source

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    yes. If the roo was RIR and Hen was BPR then they would be black sex links. But with the rooster being the barred rock then you get all barred chicks.
     
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  5. creekrats

    creekrats Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Right.
     
  6. LeBlackbird

    LeBlackbird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    From what I'd heard, You get reverse Sexlinks. I've read about a person trying this with bantams, Roosters where black with red leakage and hens were an off barred color...
     

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