RIW roo crossed with red sexlink hen

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by rabbitguy, Mar 8, 2013.

  1. rabbitguy

    rabbitguy New Egg

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    hello all. I am new to chicken breeding. I have a Rhode Island white rooster and red sex link hens. I currently have eggs incubating that are fertile. I was wondering if there was a name for this cross and what I can expect my chickens to look like.
     
  2. nicalandia

    nicalandia Overrun With Chickens

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    no name so far. and no sexlinks so far(all chicks will be yellow/cream at hatch)

    Females will be Silver Columbian, 50% of them will be all white due to dominant white and 50% will be Columbian(white body, black tail and some black hackle stippling lacking domiant white)

    Males will be "Golden" Columbian, 50% of them will be Golden Columban with white tails due to dominant white and 50% will be golden Columbian with black tail(lacking domiant white)

    how will the golden columbian males will look? white lower body with Brassy(yellow/Orange hackles and saddles)

    take a look at this roo, your cross will look just like it but maybe a bit more orange instead of yellow

    not my bird
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    how would your Golden Columbian males look with dominant white(same as bird above but with white tails and fly feathers)

    not my bird.
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  3. rabbitguy

    rabbitguy New Egg

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    Thanks for the info! I'll post pics of the chicks on this thread sometime this weekend. The chicks just started hatching!
     
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    rabbitguy New Egg

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    One more question. My red sex links lay an egg a day year round. Can I expect the same from these offspring?
     
  5. nicalandia

    nicalandia Overrun With Chickens

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    no.. the RIW dont have the same level of productivity of sexlinks. they will be more productive than RIW but less than sexlinks
     
  6. rabbitguy

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    Well that's no good. Thanks for your help!
     
  7. nicalandia

    nicalandia Overrun With Chickens

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    they will at least lay better than RIW
     

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