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What would the color of this ameracana be, and is there any hen i can breed him with to make a sex link? 

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I'm not going to label him with a color, but you could put him over any barred hen and get pretty sex link chicks. With his blue, if the hen is a classic black barred bird, you'll get half blue and half black chicks, with leakage the same color as his sex feathers. Just be aware, blue sex link chicks can be hard to actually sex at hatch, the blue makes the head spot harder to interpret at times. But black chicks should be easy peasy. 

 

Crossing him with a brown egger should give you pullets who lay green eggs. 

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Thanks.

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What if he was a black ameracana?

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Same thing except you'd get all black chicks, no blues. If the male were pure black, you probably wouldn't get leakage in the chicks. Females would be pure black, males black barred. 

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What would the color of this ameracana be, and is there any hen i can breed him with to make a sex link? 

He's an Easter Egger, not Ameraucana. You should get black/blue sexlinks from just about any hen with barring. He is not a good candidate for red sexlinks, due to his gold leakage. He may have a silver gene, and that would prevent reliable sexing if bred to a silver hen.

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