what kind of rooster do i need?

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  1. countrymom28

    countrymom28 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 8 redsex link hens that just started to lay,What kind of rooster should i get to breed with them? would like them to produce some chicks:) wasnt sure if i need a redsex link roo or something different since redsex links are a cross of 2? thanks for any info!
     
  2. Iuvmychix

    Iuvmychix Chillin' With My Peeps

    Remember if you get a red sex link Roo and want to breed it with the sex link hens just remember that you will NOT get red sex link chicks!If you want more info on this then just google Red Sex Link Breeding and it will lead you too a BYC site on RSL and the third person down fourth person down will give yo more info.Hope this makes sense!
     
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  3. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]

    Since sex links are not purebred, they will not consistently produce offspring with the same characteristics as the parents. You may want to consider getting some purebred birds if you are interested in breeding.
     
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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  5. Mercilless

    Mercilless Chillin' With My Peeps

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    this is from purepoultry.com

    Black sex link is from male RIR and a barred rock hen.

    i didn't get info about Red sex link but i think its also from male RIR and barred rock hen.

    Sex link chickens or hybrids cannot breed true according to the purepoultry.com.

    So for me, your red sex link, the best roster would be a pure breed of your choice. .
     
  6. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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  7. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings, countrymom28, and [​IMG]! Good luck with your rooster search!
     
  8. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined us! [​IMG]
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG] Oh my all this breeding stuff is making my head spin. I would think when you want red sex links you have to repeat the specific cross (of 2 breeds) that produces it.
     

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