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Sex link with Sussex & Delaware?

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I am trying to get a better understanding of the genes required to make a sex link with a RIR roo. ( I know not all White Rock hens will work since some do not have the silver factor gene.)  My preference was to use a Light Sussex or Delaware hen which I believe should work 100% of the time? 

 

RIR X Delaware = Red sex link.  Would the Lt Sussex produce a red sex link too?

 

Could you use a Coronation Sussex hen?

A few peeps living the city life - Sussex/Legbar/Wyandotte/EE/Wellies hanging with 3 cats and 1 tolerant pooch.
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A few peeps living the city life - Sussex/Legbar/Wyandotte/EE/Wellies hanging with 3 cats and 1 tolerant pooch.
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Yes, all three of those breeds of hens can be used for red sex links. 

Where are we going, and why are we in this hand basket?
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Where are we going, and why are we in this hand basket?
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Thanks for the confirmation!

 

Can someone explain why some 100% of some breeds can be used vs. other breeds like the Roc needing the "silver factor"? Is it simply a dominant white vs. recessive white gene?

A few peeps living the city life - Sussex/Legbar/Wyandotte/EE/Wellies hanging with 3 cats and 1 tolerant pooch.
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A few peeps living the city life - Sussex/Legbar/Wyandotte/EE/Wellies hanging with 3 cats and 1 tolerant pooch.
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Are there any sticky threads that explain the silver factor? Haven't had luck finding one.
A few peeps living the city life - Sussex/Legbar/Wyandotte/EE/Wellies hanging with 3 cats and 1 tolerant pooch.
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