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Are there any breeds which the hens are for sure silver? Is there a way to tell if a white hen is silver? Or do I have to test mate each white hen before using her to make red sex links?

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I answered your question when you posted in this thread. Avoid solid whites but use any of the others in the red sex link chart.

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/261208/sex-linked-information/2030

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When you come to a fork in the road, take it.

 

"If you make every game a life-and-death proposition, you're going to have problems. For one thing, you'll be dead a lot." — former North Carolina coach Dean Smith

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/how-much-room-do-chickens-need

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yup

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Originally Posted by SunnySideUpGUAM View Post
 

Are there any breeds which the hens are for sure silver? Is there a way to tell if a white hen is silver? Or do I have to test mate each white hen before using her to make red sex links?

There are only two colors for chickens. All are either red/gold or silver. Black is caused by pattern genes. White, both dominant and recessive, are genes that modify black. If a bird has white feathers with black patterning, it's silver based. 

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thanks I'm thinking bout getting delawares

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