What combination makes a black sex link chick ?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by flymamma, Sep 2, 2009.

  1. flymamma

    flymamma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a 22 week old black sex link ... she has the copper coloring on her chest , neck and face . I was curious if the copper maran was used as parent stock for the black sex link ? So I know what makes a red sex link , what makes a black one ?
     
  2. ipf

    ipf Out Of The Brooder

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    Generally barred rock mum and rhode island red dad, I think. this gives barred boys and black with variably copper chested girls.
     
  3. Rebel Rooster

    Rebel Rooster I Will Love! :)

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    Yep... RIR Roo + Barred Rock Hen = Black Sex-Link! You'll get Barred Roos and Copper/Black Pullets that lay big brown eggs! [​IMG]
     

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