Any sex linking possible from a Rhode Island rooster?

by Sue
(Australia)

Hi, have been perusing a few sites as i have an incubator and have been hatching a few eggs here and there for interest. I have a road island red rooster, a couple of isa brown and some frizzle x . I don't know how to sex the chickens and it is very frustrating as i have been raising roosters as well as hens of course and only really want to feed and care for the hens so to begin to sell them. I have been reading here and there how when crossing certain breeds iit is possible to colour sex the chicks. Also there is something about crossing breeds so chicks can be sexed by the wing feathers a day old or so. I am wondering what i could cross with my road island rooster to achieve any of there two outcomes.... Can you shed any ideas on this for me.



MEG: IT IS POSSIBLE TO MATE A RIR ROOSTER WITH A TRUE WHITE LEGHORN TO GET RED HENS AND WHITE ROOSTERS.. BUT THE WHITE MUST BE GENETICALLY PURE. IT IS ALSO POSSIBLE TO MATE A HARD FEATHERED BREED TO A SOFT FEATHERED BREED TO PRODUCE OPPOSITE SEX CHICKS THAT CAN BE FEATHER SEXED AT A DAY OLD. HOWEVER, I AM NOT SURE OF THE DETAILS.

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