sex links

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Adolfo Sanchez, Feb 8, 2014.

  1. Adolfo Sanchez

    Adolfo Sanchez Out Of The Brooder

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    Would I get any sex link chickens by crossing a barred Rock roo with a Rhode Island Red?
    How about a Blue Andalusian Roo and a White leghorn hen?
     
  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Dark Sider Premium Member

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    No, you won't :( If it had been the other way around and your hen was BR and your roo was RIR you would have though. Check this thread for excellent sex link info.
     
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  3. Adolfo Sanchez

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    Thank you Pyxis! wonderful information.
     
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    Pyxis Dark Sider Premium Member

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    You're welcome :)
     
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    Many common varieties are known as the black sex-link (also called Black Stars) and the red sex-link (also called Red Stars).[2] More specific variety names are common as well. Blacks are a cross between a Rhode Island Red orNew Hampshire rooster and a Barred Rock hen. Red sex-links are a cross between a Rhode Island Red or New Hampshire rooster and a White Rock (This variety pair is known as a Golden Comet), Silver Laced Wyandotte, Rhode Island White or Delaware hen. One example of a red linked breed is the Red Shaver. Europe has the Cream Legbar (an actual true-breeding pure breed) and ISA Brown sex-links, which also are found in Canada.[3]

    --From Wikipedia
     

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