Sex-link questions

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by cackle, Oct 27, 2008.

  1. cackle

    cackle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know you get black sex-links from a BR hen and a RIR rooster. What combo of breeds get you the other sex-links?
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    I think feathersite has a little write up on sexlinks under their "sexlinks page"
     
  3. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

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    Correct me if I'm wrong, but I read somewhere that you cross a RIW with a RIR to get some kind of sex-link. [​IMG]
     
  4. cackle

    cackle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Do you have a link? If not I will do a search when I get home from work.

    thanks

    Susan
     
  5. SGM

    SGM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ideal Hatchery has descriptions about all of theirs. How they get each one. I haven't checked McMurray but they might as well.
     
  6. SGM

    SGM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry for the double post. Said it didn't send but it did. [​IMG]
     
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  7. lnm03

    lnm03 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you breed sex links? I have 20 and I have read that you wont get the same thing....what will you get or should you not breed them?
     
  8. mjdtexan

    mjdtexan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Black Sex Links are a breed cross using Rhode Island Red males and Barred Plymouth Rock females.

    Brown Sex Links are a breed cross using Rhode Island Red males and silver factor White Rock females.

    Gold Sex Links are a breed cross using Rhode Island Red males and Rhode Island White females.

    Red Sex Links are a breed cross using Rhode Island Red males and Delaware females.

    I found that information HERE <---------Klick

    When you breed chickens, the male chicks ALWAYS receive their genetic information found in the breeder hen's chromosomes. However, female chicks can't acquire traits from the breeder hen.

    Therefore, remember that when a hen with certain special characteristics is bred with a rooster without it, all the male chicks will receive it but not the females. Pullets usually are just like their father, while all males end up just like their mother.

    That information is from HERE <-------Klick------ there is more information on that site.

    Hope that helps. I am new to this so this is stuff I am finding out as well.​
     
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