What breeds might I hatch?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by astanton, Jan 31, 2016.

  1. astanton

    astanton Hatching

    Jul 27, 2014
    North Plains, OR
    I have a red sex Linx roo over a range of breeds of hens. Is there any way to tell which breeds I may hatch or will they all be RSL's?
  2. red horse ranch

    red horse ranch Crowing

    Jan 24, 2014
    Buffalo Wyoming
    I think you will have a variety of breeds. It seems like my chicks usually look more like the breed of the hen but it can go either way. Sometimes the offspring doesn't look like either parent.[​IMG]

    p.s. That's what makes hatching crossbreeds so much fun. You never know what you will get!
    Last edited: Jan 31, 2016
  3. junebuggena

    junebuggena Crowing

    Apr 17, 2015
    Long Beach, WA
    You will hatch mixed breeds. A red sexlink is not a breed, but a cross of two different breeds to produce chicks that can be sexed by color at hatching. Their color is 'linked' to their sex; hence why they are called sexlinks.
    Because they are cross breeds, they will not breed true and you will not be able to guess which chicks are male and which are female based on coloring.

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