Anyone know what these will look like? Or if they’re sex linked?

Rider4u

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My old English hen just had 9 babies with my golden sebright. Does anyone know what they will look like? And do you know if they are sex linked? Some have brown heads and some have white heads. If it matters, old English is momma and sebright is daddy.
 

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NatJ

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Gold father (Gold Laced Sebright), so gold daughters.
I think the mother is Silver Duckwing, so silver mother, silver sons.

Yes, sexlinks.

At least some should have rose combs like their dad, maybe all of them.

They will have some pattern of black markings on gold feathers (females) or silver feathers (males), but I don't know what pattern it will be--might look like lacing, might not. The males will probably have some yellow or red in some parts of their backs and wings when they mature.
 

NatJ

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I’m not sure but I was just gonna say your Sebright is not pure so I’m not sure if that will affect that or not.
Won't affect the sex-linkage, because he must be pure for the gold gene (it's recessive--if he looks gold, he's pure for gold.) And any hen only has one Z chromosome, so whatever color she shows is the only one she's got, with no way to hide anything.

It's something I find really neat about gold/silver sexlinks--you can generally pick appropriate parents just by looking at them, without needing to know their ancestry. (Yes, of course there are a few possible exceptions, but I don't think any of them are likely here.)
 

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