What crosses Would I use to make Sex- links ? Common and Rare Also

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by cwc362, Apr 1, 2009.

  1. cwc362

    cwc362 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Since the demand for laying hens is increasing everywhere it seems- Would like to have some info on various crosses to make sex-links. For instance Barred Rock Rooster on a Rir = What?
    One guy at the flea market had put a Rir Roo on Delaware hens - The result was White looking chicks = males and the Reddish chicks = females. Or so he said- Would like more input on this so I can write some of this stuff down in my "chicken Notebook" Would also like to hear from those who have done crosses with rarer breeds also. All info and input appreciated!!
     
  2. azelgin

    azelgin Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. cwc362

    cwc362 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks , So If I cross slw x glw - The daughters will be gold and the sons silver- or did I get it turned around bass ackwards? [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  4. azelgin

    azelgin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:GLW roo X SLW hen gets you there.
     
  5. warmfuzzies

    warmfuzzies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    HaHa you said bass akwards! My DH says that all the time. [​IMG]

    I wondered- what about partridge for the red and b/b/s for the silver? What makes red and what makes silver?
     
  6. cwc362

    cwc362 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I hope he doesn't say some of the other things I say!! [​IMG]
    Oh and I don't know the answer to your question- Even though I have had chickens on and off all my life- The genetics and information about a lot of the breeds I don't have. Maybe somebody else will jump in with that info- In fact I started a "chicken notebook" to write down some of this stuff!!! [​IMG]

    and BTW - I would so love to visit Colorado some day- But not when it's cold !!!
     
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  7. warmfuzzies

    warmfuzzies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, I am sure he does! He can be quite creative... [​IMG]

    And as for visiting when it's warm, it got to about70deg today, it was beautiful.....now it's snowing! [​IMG]
     
  8. cwc362

    cwc362 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Sounds like the crazy weather around here- Sometimes here in Tennessee it goes from one extreme to TORNADOES!!! My mother and my sister have both had their homes destroyed in the last few years. [​IMG]

    but luckily no one was hurt-
     
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  9. fancyfowl4ever

    fancyfowl4ever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A friend of mine makes her own Black Sexlinks by crossing her Buckeye roo over cockoo Maran and Barred Rock hens.

    The chicks all have peacombs and are colour sexable, perfect for areas with cold winters.
     
  10. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Almost anything crossed with barred hens. I have had these with several different roosters. Easter Egger, Cochin/Silkie, Silver Phoenix roosters over BR hens yielded lovely results. All males were barred, females black, except the EE's daughters, Iris and Hazel, which are now owned by rooster-red. They got beautiful spangling, just gorgeous girls.

    My Blue Orp roo over Buff Brahma gave me solid blue or black hens and blue or black cockerel with lots of gold in the wings and back and chest areas. All had pea combs and most had feathered legs.
     

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