1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

barred rock roo over black ameraucanas hens = sex link?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by heebygeebies, Aug 7, 2013.

  1. heebygeebies

    heebygeebies Out Of The Brooder

    38
    1
    24
    Mar 25, 2013
    Does sex linking work that way? I can only find information on a black roo on barred rock hens.

    Thanks for the help!
     
  2. smarsh

    smarsh Chillin' With My Peeps

    741
    29
    151
    Aug 19, 2009
    lexington, KY
    doesn't work
    the standard sex linking is done by the silver gene over riding the red color. you have no red color to over ride
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    31,452
    3,522
    538
    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    That's cause the sex linkage with a barred bird only works with a solid roo over a barred hen. You can't get any sex link cross with a barred rooster. If he's pure barred, all his offspring will be barred to some degree.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by