What are Red Sex Links and Black Sex Links???

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by DurangoCal, Sep 9, 2010.

  1. DurangoCal

    DurangoCal Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 21, 2010
    Durango, Colorado
    What are Red Sex Links and Black Sex Links? Would someone be so kind as to explain please? Thanks in advance! [​IMG]
  2. ThePamperedPullet

    ThePamperedPullet Chillin' With My Peeps

    Black Sex Links are a Red roo over a Barred Rock hen. The roo can either be a Rhode Island or a New Hampshire. The female chicks come out all black and the males will have a white spot on their heads. The males are generally culled because only the females are really recognized as the males look like a Barred Rock when grown. The Hens will grow up to be black with gold in their hackles. They are single generational which is to say if you breed the hens the offspring revert to the Barred Rock gene.
    Red sex-links are a cross between a Rhode Island Red or New Hampshire rooster and a White Rock, Silver Laced Wyandotte, Rhode Island White or Delaware hen. The male chicks are white and the females are red and white or red.
  3. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

    Jun 1, 2009
    Black Sex-Link can be most any color Male over a Barred hen.
    Roosters can be Extended Black (E/E), Birchen (E^R/E^R), Brown (E^b), Wheaten (e^Wh and e^y) and Wild Type (e+)
    Red Sex-Link are a Gold gene Male over a Silver gene Female. (There is a lot of combination that will produce a Red Sex-Link)
    Here is a great link about Sex-Link's

  4. ThePamperedPullet

    ThePamperedPullet Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks Chris. Great link for the technical side of it.
  5. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

    Sep 14, 2008
    Adair Co., KY
    Quote:Black sex-links can also be over a laced-wyandotte hen [​IMG]

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