RIR rooster x black sexlink hens?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by JInSouthMS, Sep 14, 2009.

  1. JInSouthMS

    JInSouthMS Out Of The Brooder

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    I just bought 2 hens that were supposed to be australorp but look more like sexlink to me. I also wanted a rooster so i could get eggs to hatch. the only one he had available was a nice rir. i'm happy with my purchase but heres my question. What will the offspring turn out like? anyone done this before?
     
  2. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    If you cross your black sex-link hens and a Rhode Island Red rooster what you should get is black chicks. As they get older they might start getting some red showing through..

    Chris
     
  3. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

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    According to the Chicken Calculator, you can get Black or Red Columbian chicks. I have no experience with this cross, though.
     

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