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Sex-link chicks Blue Ameraucana rooster and Barred Rock hen

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As the title says I have a pure bred Blue Ameraucana rooster and a Barred Rock hen. Does sex-linked coloring with the barring gene still work with blue roosters? If so what do I look for to tell the male and female chicks apart?
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Edited by kaywould - 4/3/16 at 12:50pm
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Yes, that combination will result in sex linked chicks. The males will have a white spot on the head and the females will be solid colored. You will get blue or black barred males and solid blue or black females.

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Thanks. Was reading about sex-linked with the barring gene and wasn't sure how it would work with the blue gene since it is an incomplete dominance gene. Thanks for the info.
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