sex link crosses

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by cmfarm, Jan 23, 2012.

  1. cmfarm

    cmfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it possible to breed a red hen to any kind of male to make a sex link?
     
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  3. cmfarm

    cmfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks; I already read through that but was hoping there might be more combos then mentioned. I am breeding black sex links and have tons of orders for chicks, but was hoping I might be able to do another color. But no one sells white chickens around here, mainly just BR, RIR, and EE.
     
  4. cmfarm

    cmfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, so I thought I would test things out in the chicken calculator. But when I put in red hen and silver roo it says it is a sexed lined cross and says it is not the other way around. Why is this? (In the link about sex links it says silver hens and red roo can be used, I am confused).
     
  5. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    You sure about that?


    A silver or barred FEMALE and red male works, yes, but not the other way around. Sorry, but a red, orange, yellow, whatever normal solid/earthy color of hen just can't be done with sex-links no matter what the rooster is.
     

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