Sex- linked Information

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by tadkerson, Oct 27, 2009.

  1. MeanV2

    MeanV2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok! I am curious about a few crosses and if anybody has had experience let me know what you got and how you liked it.
    RIR Rooster to be used in all crosses.

    with a Barred Rock Hen. I think these would be Black Sex link chicks?

    with a White Leghorn Hen. I doubt these would be sex linked but what quality of layer would I get?

    with a Black Australorp Hen. What quality layer should this produce?

    I appreciate any answers or opinions!

    Very interesting thread!

    Dan
     
  2. MeanV2

    MeanV2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Also a Cross I am interested in is a RIR Rooster with a Columbian Wyandotte. Anyone?

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  3. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner True BYC Addict

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    With a RIR rooster, assuming all have pure genetics.

    Barred Rock hen – Black Sex links.

    White Leghorn – I’m not even going to try to guess. I’ve heard so many different things that might be hiding under that white and whether that is even dominant white or recessive white I’m not guessing.

    Black Australorp – Not sex links. In theory the adults should be solid black but you might get some reddish feathers leaking through, especially with the roosters.

    Columbian Wyandotte – Red Sex link

    As far as the quality of egg layers, that has nothing to do with them being sex links. If the parents are from flocks that are good egg layers, the chicks should be too. That is an inherited trait and not linked to any gene that makes them sex links.

    If you cross a Columbian Wyandotte rooster from the same flock your Columbian Wyandotte hen came from with a RIR hen from the same flock the RIR rooster came from, I’d expect the same egg laying abilities from the offspring though the pullets of the CW rooster over RIR hen would not be sex linked.
     
  4. MeanV2

    MeanV2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    RR Thanks for taking time to post that info. Gives me food for thought.

    Dan
     
    Last edited: Feb 18, 2013
  5. Daloorashens

    Daloorashens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is what I am hoping for... I don't completely know the background on the birds, so I will collect several eggs and see what we get, if all else fails, the hens should at least be good layers and the roos good for meat [​IMG]
     
  6. KingR0o5t3r

    KingR0o5t3r Chillin' With My Peeps

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    could I make black sex links, with a black australorp rooster, and a silver laced wyandotte hen?
     
  7. farmerChef

    farmerChef Chillin' With My Peeps

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    no, you have to have a barred hen to make black sexinks. If you had a red rooter, you could make red sexlinks
     
  8. KingR0o5t3r

    KingR0o5t3r Chillin' With My Peeps

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    okay thanks
     
  9. Dead Rabbit

    Dead Rabbit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    im hearing great things about the PRODUCTION RED type hybrids. i have white rhode island red hens. and i know traditionally that you put a RIR rooster over the white hens to make the golden sex links.
    a sexlink hybrid is only as good as the parent stock. so wouuld a production red rooster over the riw hens make a sexlink hybrid with great production rate? is the already crossed production reds truly a red chicken? or is there other colors in the production red mix?
     
  10. nicalandia

    nicalandia Overrun With Chickens

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    you cant create a bird that lays the same as the Hy Line type of Hybrids.. no with normal RIR.


    This Much is True. thats why I think anybody can have simmilar production type birds if one uses the Discarted hens and if you are lucky to get a Male Hybrid..

    saddly the Sex link trait is lost on the Males. why? because their genome is "Golden" S/s+. not gold s+/s+. so he will sire gold hens(s+/-) and silver hens(S/-) and Silver males(S/S) and Golden males(S/s+) if crossed back to RIW.


    the females of this Cross are Truly a "Red" chicken. meaning they are gold based s+/- just like your RIR hens...
     

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