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What about this Cross?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by MeanV2, Feb 18, 2013.

  1. MeanV2

    MeanV2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you cross a Rhode Island Red Rooster with a White Rock Hen would you get sex link chicks? What about the RIR rooster with a White Leghorn Hen?

    Has anybody tried either of these crosses and what did you get? How did you like them? Or does anyone have any opinions on these crosses.

    Dan
     
  2. pastorwalt

    pastorwalt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It would depend on what other genes are hidden by the white
    usually "Extended Black" is there to mess you up
    if the WPR's are e+ and silver based... you might get red SL's
    even if they are not, some (most?) WPR's
    are just barred Rocks with two copies of recessive white.
    in that case you could get black sex links
    I know it seems odd but it happened to me years ago
    White leghorns are dominant white so they don't work well
    there is a lot of good info here on the forum
    as to what does make a sex link
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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  4. MeanV2

    MeanV2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the input!

    Dan
     
  5. missnu01

    missnu01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have also heard that most white birds are not a great choice for making sex links...apparently most white birds are white and something else, that is just being expressed as white...so the bird in question might be brown, and white, but only white shows, but that means that bird can make white or brown chicks..meaning that there is no sex linking happening, only some white and some brown and some in between of both sexes.
     

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