What do I get when I cross a Rhode Island Red rooster with these breeds?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Eggzotics, Dec 25, 2014.

  1. Eggzotics

    Eggzotics Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a Rhode Island Red rooster and several different breeds of hens and I was wondering what the crosses would look like. Silver lace Wyandott, barred rock,black sex link,Ancona, buff orpington, White rock, leghorn, and brown leghorn. If you have pictures of these mixes please feel free to post!
     
  2. Peep-Chicken

    Peep-Chicken Overrun With Chickens

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    I just hatched out some Rhode Island red rooster crosses. So I'm not to sure what they will look like in the further, but the feathers are coming in nice.
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    I can get pics directly of the wings and out of the light as well.

    I also hatched out a RSL possibly to a RIR rooster. She is very pretty, I'll need to get a pic.
     
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  3. krista74

    krista74 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can show you some BO Rooster x RIR Hen chicks. They are 9 weeks old. I would imagine that a RIR Rooster x BO Hen chick would look fairly similar to these.

    The cockerels....
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    .....And the pullets

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  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    If you cross your RIR rooster with your Silver Laced Wyandotte, your will get Red Sex Links which can be sexed by color from hatching. Male chicks will be whitish and female chicks will be reddish. You can also get Red Sex Links by crossing your RIR rooster with your White Rock hen if your White Rock hen has the silver gene factor (some do and some don't). I've raised Red Sex Links for years and they are egg laying machines, outlaying either parent breed. It's one of the interesting quirks of hybridization. You can see the differences between the RSL chicks and adults in the two photos below.
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    Whitish male Red Sex Link chick on the left; reddish female RSL chick on the right.

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    Googled from http://www.freyshatchery.com/images/red sex-link.jpg
     
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  5. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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  6. Peep-Chicken

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    The black are crossed with Rhode Island red rooster and barred rock hen if I am correct. They are black sex-links. The gold is RIR rooster, not sure of the hen.
     
  7. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Gold (Red Sex Links) can be produced by crossing any red gene rooster (RIR, NHR, Production Red) with any silver gene hen (RIW, SLW, WPR, Delaware, Lt. Sussex, etc.).
     
  8. Heather C

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    These are my two they are about 2 months old. I think the smaller one is a hen and the bigger is a boy. But there as been some debate on the smaller one. What do you think?
     
  9. BaileyMChicks

    BaileyMChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The one in front is a cockerel and the one in the back looks like a pullet
     
  10. Swamppoodles

    Swamppoodles New Egg

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    We have a RIR rooster, a RIR hen, some Buff hens, some white hens and a black hen of unknown breed. We just hatched 8 eggs, and got 2 whitish/yellow chicks with small black spots, some redish/buff chicks, and 2 black chicks with white on their chest and wing tips. I'm wondering how a RIR rooster and a black hen get WHITE...from ANYWHERE! :D [​IMG]

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    Here is our black hen--if anyone has any idea what breed she is. She is the friendliest hen we have, she is calm and lays HUGE brown eggs!
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