What do I get when I Breed My Rhode Island Red Rooster with my Barred Rock Hen?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by TammyF, Dec 27, 2014.

  1. TammyF

    TammyF Out Of The Brooder

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    I have just begun to hatch some eggs. I have a RIR Rooster and Barred Rock Hens. What will the chicks be?
     
  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    You will have black sex link chicks
     
  3. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    The female chicks will be mostly black, and the males will have a spot of white on their heads.
     
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  5. TammyF

    TammyF Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for the info>
     
  6. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Here is an image that shows both the chicks and also the differences in how the adult birds feather out - sex linked crosses are fabulous as you can sex the chicks at hatch, which makes it easy to sell your birds as sexed chicks and/or decide which birds to keep before investing weeks into feeding and caring for them
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  7. Carpenter Coop

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    That's awesome that you would know that
     
  8. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Black Sex Links are my favorite chickens being hardy and friendly, egg laying machines. I've raised them for years (along with dozens of other breeds and hybrids), and they have been my best layers, consistently churning out more than 300 eggs per hen per year. You should get loads of eggs from your BSL hens. :eek:)
     

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