What will I get if I breed an EE roo with a red sex link?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by nab58, Jan 18, 2015.

  1. nab58

    nab58 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just hatched my first batch of eggs from my EE roo and red sex link hens. Both chicks are gold colored and one has black stripes down her back. Can I assume they're pullets because they're gold colored? If not, what could I end up with?
    Is there a chance they could lay colored eggs?
     
  2. ThePRfan

    ThePRfan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You cannot breed a red sexlink witha EE roo,or any other kind of rooster.
     
  3. nab58

    nab58 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Really?? Then what do you call these? [​IMG]

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  4. ThePRfan

    ThePRfan Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. LogCabinChicks

    LogCabinChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG].... I read that reply and my first thought was...why not? so I googled it...this answer is backwards, they had EE hens and RSL Roo's but i think that what the ThePRfan meant was that you'll get more "mutts". LOL EE are a mix breed and RSL are mixed as well. If that is not what they meant then.....I'm at a loss and will go back to my first question..."why not". :)

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/900129/easter-egger-cross-red-sex-linked
     
  6. ThePRfan

    ThePRfan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh,I got it right now!
    You can't breed RSL roosters with a RSL an d make more RSL.Had to re-read a post and link,
     
  7. nab58

    nab58 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The chicks look exactly like their moms did when they were chicks. That's why I'm wondering if they have the red sex link coloring thing going.
    Now that I think about it, the RSLs had a white father and red mother. My chicks father is not white, he's brown/multi.

    My EE roo (father of the chicks). Mother is on the right.

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    Last edited: Jan 18, 2015
  8. Allie3513

    Allie3513 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can't wait to see what happens and if they lay colored eggs.
    I'm thinking of buying an EE roo to see if I can make my own EEs.
     
  9. Torch404

    Torch404 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a EEx Cochin Roo who looked very much like yours and breed with a sex link. Same red color as the parents with a little black spotting in the hackles and a cute Cochin butt.She lays lght brown eggs boarder line pink but I'd still call them brown.

    I think what PRfan was trying to explain was that you can't breed a sex link to get a sexlink that you could sex by color.

    Sex links are a hybrid of two breeds and that hybridization is what causes them to be sexable by color.
    There are some chickens that will breed true sexlink...dorkings I think...don't quote me on that one ;)
     

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