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Are Columbian Rocks Sex-Linked?

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I'm hatching some I a couple of weeks and I wondered wether they were sex linked. I've seen some pictures on the internet and the hens look different to the Cockerels when they are adults but I was wondering if they look different when they are chicks?

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Nope, they're not sex linked. 

 

You can use a Colombian Rock hen as the female in a red sex link cross. Put her under a Red based rooster and the chicks will be sex linked. But as a pure breed, nope, you'll just have to wait for combs, etc to tell who is what. 

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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Ok, Thank you!
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