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Sex link

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by wyndotte lover, Oct 26, 2015.

  1. wyndotte lover

    wyndotte lover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have some eggs incubating right know they are rir rooster over white leghorn hen will I get sex links
    if they hatch
     
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  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!
     
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    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  5. wyndotte lover

    wyndotte lover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for welcoming me here I just wish I new more about chickens this is definitely the place to learn
     
  6. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    The link Cynthia12 has given you should help.

    Thanks for joining us!
     
  7. wyndotte lover

    wyndotte lover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks I have another question if God some eggs from a friend of mine he has rir rooster over ee hens should I gets some or not
     
  8. wyndotte lover

    wyndotte lover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So they will be sex links
     
  9. mymilliefleur

    mymilliefleur Keeper of the Flock

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    You are correct, RIR over W Leghorn = Red Sexlinks
    RIR over EE's = Mixed offspring.
     
  10. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. Your chicks will likely not be reliably sex linked. White Leghorn hens are unreliable in producing sex linked chicks as they usually lack the silver factor required to produce Red Sex Links. To be certain you have sex linked chicks you need to either cross your RIR rooster with a silver gene hen such as a Delaware, Rhode Island White, Silver Laced Wyandotte, Light Sussex, etc. which will give you Red Sex Links; or cross your RIR rooster with a barred hen such as a Barred Rock, Dominique, or Cuckoo Marans. Please feel free to ask any other questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.
     

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