what will happen

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by 11langenkamp_w, Feb 8, 2009.

  1. 11langenkamp_w

    11langenkamp_w Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If i take a a black sex link rooster and a black sexlink hen will the chicks still be sexible? Or do i have to have the barred rock rooster and the rhode island red hen i think that what it is to make a black sexlink.
     
  2. jjparke

    jjparke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    First it's a RIR roo on a BR hen for black sex link and no you can't breed sex link on sex link with predictable results. Only first generation will have sex link qualities.
     
  3. 11langenkamp_w

    11langenkamp_w Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So your saying the chicks will come out fine but you wont be able to sex them?
     
  4. minna

    minna Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They will be mutts. There is no telling what you will get. It's not a fatal cross, so yes, they will be fine. But they will not be sex linked. The trait is not passed on. The way to get a black sex linked is to cross a Barred Rock hen with a red roo. They are bred for laying, not breeding.
     
  5. 11langenkamp_w

    11langenkamp_w Chillin' With My Peeps

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    alright but will these ones still be like all black with a little red or will they be all diffrent colors? Also will they still be good layers?
     
  6. Harley's girl

    Harley's girl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Should still be a great layer. And as for color....you will just have to see. [​IMG] I think they would look fine.
     
  7. duck&chickencrazy

    duck&chickencrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hmm i have some chicks that just hatched from a BR rooster and a RIR hen and i was wondering what will the colors be for the hens and roosters.
     

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