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My roo is an ameraucana, my two hens are a Bard rock, and a black sex link. I want to know if anyone has pictures or could describe what kind of chicks would each of my hens make if they mated with my roo.





post #2 of 8

Over your Rocks, he'd make more black sex link chicks (mixed breed, the girls will be black, the boys barred, they might have beards like the rooster). Over your sex link, I think it would just be all black chicks.


Edited by SpringPeeper - 1/15/16 at 9:31am
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Your rooster is an Easter Egger, not Ameraucana. He looks like he's got a silver base color, and a blue dilute gene for black. About half the chicks will be blue. The barred hens will produce black/blue sexlink chicks. Any chicks with a white spot on the back of the head will be male. The black sexlink hen will likely produce all solid black or blue chicks. 

Female offspring may lay either green or brown eggs.

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Originally Posted by junebuggena View Post
 

Your rooster is an Easter Egger, not Ameraucana. He looks like he's got a silver base color, and a blue dilute gene for black. About half the chicks will be blue. The barred hens will produce black/blue sexlink chicks. Any chicks with a white spot on the back of the head will be male. The black sexlink hen will likely produce all solid black or blue chicks. 

Female offspring may lay either green or brown eggs.

Didn't notice the dilute! 

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Originally Posted by junebuggena View Post

Your rooster is an Easter Egger, not Ameraucana. He looks like he's got a silver base color, and a blue dilute gene for black. About half the chicks will be blue. The barred hens will produce black/blue sexlink chicks. Any chicks with a white spot on the back of the head will be male. The black sexlink hen will likely produce all solid black or blue chicks. 
Female offspring may lay either green or brown eggs.

Can you explain the blue dilute gene to me??
post #6 of 8

It's the dominant dilute gene that affects black coloring. Black birds have no dilute gene. Blues have one copy of the dilute gene. Splash have two copies of the dilute gene. It's the gene that produces your rooster's gray (blue) coloring.

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Your rooster is an Easter Egger, not Ameraucana. He looks like he's got a silver base color, and a blue dilute gene for black. About half the chicks will be blue. The barred hens will produce black/blue sexlink chicks. Any chicks with a white spot on the back of the head will be male. The black sexlink hen will likely produce all solid black or blue chicks. 

Female offspring may lay either green or brown eggs.

Agreed

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Breeder of Dutch bantams, Wyandotte bantams, and a few exhibition rabbits.

Feel free to ask me questions about chicken and rabbit care, breeds, and showing! I'm always happy to help!

 

"All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances,
And one man in his time plays many parts."

--William Shakespeare

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