What would a BR + RIR make?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Oceanseve, May 27, 2008.

  1. Oceanseve

    Oceanseve Songster

    May 23, 2008
    Guthrie, OK
    One ugly chicken? Or a buff orp and RIR? just wondering since I can't have a rooster, but do know someone with 2 RIR roos, thinking maybe when they're ready I could get them to stud for me or is that ridiculous?
  2. I believe it makes a black sexlink. This is taken from feathersite.
    Black Sex-Links are produced using either a rir of nh male as the father and a Barred Rock as the mother. Both sexes hatch out black, but the males have a white dot on their heads. Pullets feather out black with some red in neck feathers. Males feather out with the Barred Rock pattern along with a few red feathers. Black Sex-Links are often referred to as Rock Reds.
    Last edited: May 27, 2008
  3. soonerdog

    soonerdog Songster

    I have crossed Buff Orpingtons and RIR before. The cross produces some really nice birds. My crosses looked sort of like New Hampshire Reds. Go for it! SD
  4. Ace_king_brahma

    Ace_king_brahma Songster

    Mar 14, 2008
    Castroville, Texas
    oh cool! I have a lone barred rock pullet that I had bought from TSC. And I have a RIR rooster from TSC as well. I'm going to make black sex-links! I was going to pair her off with my dominque rooster but if I can get some sex-links I'm going for a different pairing.

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