Rock Reds?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by CovenantCreek, Dec 24, 2007.

  1. CovenantCreek

    CovenantCreek Chicks Rule!

    Oct 19, 2007
    Franklin, TN
    Someone on eBay is selling hatching eggs for Rock Reds, which the listing says is a sex-link variety. I'm wondering if anyone has heard of this variety before. The hen pictured is gorgeous!

    Click here to see the listing.
     
  2. kyfarmer

    kyfarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i seen the same thing i dont never have seen them befor:jumpy
     
  3. nccountrygirl

    nccountrygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 31, 2007
    Sanford N.C.
    The chicken in the picture looks like my Black Sex Links
     
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  4. CovenantCreek

    CovenantCreek Chicks Rule!

    Oct 19, 2007
    Franklin, TN
    Quote:I was wondering if it wasn't just somebody's personal "brand name" for a Barred Rock/RIR cross or if maybe they had come up with a different pairing that deserved a new name.
     
  5. KingsCalls

    KingsCalls Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 22, 2007
    New Market,Tn.
    Different hatcheries sometimes cross their own egg layers to try for a better egg layer. They then name "their" crosses. My guess would be that this is what a Rock-Red is.
     
  6. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    Definately a Black Sex Linked.....the British call those Black Rocks or Rock Reds.....someone is pulling your leg about the "new" name but any wise person would see that its a Black Sex Link pullet LOL!
     
  7. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Yep, black sexlink. A barred hen and a red rooster if I remember right.
     
  8. MissChessy

    MissChessy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] I have 4 of these beauties. They lay some really jumbo brown eggs. Their plummage is beautiful and they have really bushy soft down on their legs. Love to watch them scratch around the yard!
     
  9. McGoo

    McGoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Don't want to steal this thread, but I have a large pullet with white where the red is on these hens. Do any of you know what her breed or mix might be? No one seems to know.

    Thanks for any ideas. She is my biggest pullet, friendly, matured late and lays light brown eggs. She's got a single comb and green legs.


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  10. CovenantCreek

    CovenantCreek Chicks Rule!

    Oct 19, 2007
    Franklin, TN
    I don't know, but she sure is pretty.
     

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