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RIR Sex linked??

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by tvan34, Nov 10, 2012.

  1. tvan34

    tvan34 New Egg

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    Was just wanting to know if RIRs are sex linked and if so how do you tell a rooster from a hen?
     
  2. nicalandia

    nicalandia Overrun With Chickens

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    you mean autosexing? on autosexing breeds like the Rhodebars, Legbars, Crele Penedesenca you are able to tell the roos from the hens at hatch, but RIR are not an autosexing breed, some RIR breeders breed for a white patch on the chicks wings and supposedly they are able to us this trait to sex chicks, but its not used on all RIR
     
  3. tvan34

    tvan34 New Egg

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    thanks i thought that i had read that but couldnt find it again
     

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