what will i get if i cross a rhode island roo with my hens?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by shennessey818, Dec 29, 2014.

  1. shennessey818

    shennessey818 Chillin' With My Peeps

    102
    7
    63
    Jun 1, 2014
    Michigan
    My boy is a rhode island red, my girls are .white leghorns,black sexlinks, red sexlinks? What can I expected to get from these (i have 14 eggs in bator) will they be brown laywrs, or off white for leghorn mix?anyone have any of these mixes in your flocks? Pictures please!! Tia
     
  2. rainbowrooster

    rainbowrooster Chillin' With My Peeps

    324
    16
    101
    Nov 26, 2011
    The red sex links will throw red chicks. The black sex links could throw black or red chicks but not necessarily solid colored birds. The white Leghorns will throw red females (sex linked) and whitish males.
     
    1 person likes this.
  3. shennessey818

    shennessey818 Chillin' With My Peeps

    102
    7
    63
    Jun 1, 2014
    Michigan
    Thank you.wasnt sure what to expect. I didn't know that my leghorns would throw sex links.thats exicting!! I thought i had to have a white plymoth rock. Thanks so much rainbow rooster :)
     
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    84,499
    3,795
    646
    Jun 15, 2012
    Washington
    My Coop
    Mixed breeds are commonly unpredictable in their looks. I would recommend going on google images and looking up what each cross breed could look like. On egg colors, they will vary. Most likely, some of the crosses will lay brown and some white, or even in between. When we cross Ameraucanas with other breeds, we will get some that lay green eggs, some laying cream, and other will lay brown. Hope this helps!
     
  5. shennessey818

    shennessey818 Chillin' With My Peeps

    102
    7
    63
    Jun 1, 2014
    Michigan
    Thank you :)
     
  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

    25,582
    2,147
    438
    May 14, 2014
    Montana
    I have to respectfully disagree, but the White Leghorns will not produce sex linked offspring as White Leghorns lack the silver gene necessary to produce Red Sex Links. Red Sex Links require a silver gene hen such as a Rhode Island White, Silver Laced Wyandotte, Delaware, Light Sussex, or some White Rocks (not all WRs have the silver gene required for producing RSLs).
     
  7. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

    20,569
    1,158
    391
    Jul 24, 2013
    X2

    Additionally, white birds like Leghorns are not as good a choice because there are often other colors hiding beneath the apparently dominant white color.
     
  8. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

    23,605
    1,314
    396
    Jul 24, 2013

    x2 on these posters.
     
  9. shennessey818

    shennessey818 Chillin' With My Peeps

    102
    7
    63
    Jun 1, 2014
    Michigan
    Thank you!! Guess i will just wait till they hatch and see what i get .
     
  10. shennessey818

    shennessey818 Chillin' With My Peeps

    102
    7
    63
    Jun 1, 2014
    Michigan
    Guess ill have to wait till i get a barred rock hen and slw for sexlinks. Owell.still just as exicted to have eggs in the bator..[​IMG]
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by