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using a french blue copper maran roo to create sex link chicks?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Bluhen, Jan 29, 2015.

  1. Bluhen

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    is it possible to use my BCM roo over a barred rock to get sex link chicks? right now i have a buff orpington i think will work, but i also have a really nice young BCM cockerel that i would love to keep and use if its possible. he came from a B/B/S group of chicks. i can only find information on using a black copper maran, so i wasnt sure if a blue would work or not.
     
  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    A blue rooster will work nicely. over a black hen you'll get 50/50 black and blue offspring. You'll still be able to see the head spot easily on a blue chick...here's a pic of some of my blue sex links as chicks. Female on the left, male on the right.

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    you could also put him over cuckoo Marans hens to get dark egg laying sex links.
     
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