the rhode leghorn

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by redroosta, Jun 19, 2009.

  1. redroosta

    redroosta Flown the Coop

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    ok, I have managed somehow out of hatching RIR x leghorn eggs I got a female who was totally white but has the large build of a RIR and same small comb of an RIR. Her brother however hatched with white and brown. How should I go about creating a white leghorn that has the same build of a RIR and breeds true? And could this be a new sexlink?


    thanks in advance for all your help! [​IMG]
     
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  2. redroosta

    redroosta Flown the Coop

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    no one?
     
  3. Dirt Road

    Dirt Road Songster

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    Selection over several generations will accomplish your first goal. Sex-links require two separate lines to be maintained. White leghorns are usually dominant white, and so do not work for producing sex-links.

    Jim
     
  4. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    the hatchery RIW's are about what you are trying to do..
    Chris
     

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