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Anyone know what a Hiline/Light Sussex would look like?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by j-a-m-i-k, Feb 13, 2014.

  1. j-a-m-i-k

    j-a-m-i-k New Egg

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    Hi everyone

    Our little silke/bantam has just hatched out 5 eggs. None of these are hers though. The eggs all came from our Hiline hens and a Light Sussex rooster. I'm desperate to see what there might look like and was wondering if anyone had a picture of this mix? Or could describe what they might look like?

    Also wondering what a silkie/bantam/Light Sussex would look like, as out other Silkie/Bantam is sitting on some of her own eggs also from our Light Sussex roo

    All help is greatly appreciated!
     
  2. 3riverschick

    3riverschick Poultry Lit Chaser

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    What colors are the other birds than the Light Sussex?
     
  3. j-a-m-i-k

    j-a-m-i-k New Egg

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    They are just a plain brown colour, they look similar to an ISA brown
     
  4. 3riverschick

    3riverschick Poultry Lit Chaser

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    You should get some sex linked chicks. The classic red sex linked cross is Rhode Island Red cock over Light Sussex hen. From what I have read, your Hyline is already a hybrid from this cross. Hybrid to hybrid does not breed true for sex linked. I am not sure about hybrid back to one of the parents. Maybe 25% would be sex linked out of such a union? Not sure. Better to calculate from this thread...See this BYC thread:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/261208/sex-linked-information
    Best,
    Karen in western PA
     
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I respectfully disagree, there won't be any sex links from this cross. A red sex link needs a gold based rooster and a silver based hen, the OP is using the reverse. Plus, the hiline hen is already a sex link layer, so you've got a mishmash of genes there. I think your're going to get mostly white chicks, with red leakage or possibly black Colombian type markings.
     

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