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Auto sexed chicks? Help!

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Hello, wonder if anyone can help.... I've just had my first successful hatch of 8 baby chicks... When I bought the fertilised eggs I was told they were cream created legbar X light Sussex... The eggs are green so I'm assuming a light Sussex roo and a CCL pullet... What I want to know is are they still sex linked if the CCL was the pullet and not the roo... I have some typical girl colourings (dark chipmunk) but I also have all yellow chick, as well as some yellow with grey splashes? I'm really confused? I'll post pictures when they are a bit more fluffy. Thanks in advance
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Here is a link to a thread chock-full of sex-linking information: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/261208/sex-linked-information
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Short answer is, no they're not visibly sex linked. 

 

Now, the longer answer is they're probably genetically sex linked, you just can't see it. Genetically sex linked, because the CCL hen is barred, and the Sussex rooster isn't. So, male chicks would be barred, with a white head spot, and female chicks would be non barred, with a solid head. But, the color of the Sussex interferes with the down color, and you can't accurately sex the chicks at hatch. 

Rachel BB

Stem cell transplant from unrelated donor in Feb 2015. Thank you to all my friends here on BYC for all your support during my treatment and ongoing recovery!

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Rachel BB

Stem cell transplant from unrelated donor in Feb 2015. Thank you to all my friends here on BYC for all your support during my treatment and ongoing recovery!

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