BLONDE Black Sex Link chicks, what genetics, any ideas on gender?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by neehna, May 28, 2011.

  1. neehna

    neehna New Egg

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    So, I have been breeding black sex links - PBR hens with my RIR rooster.
    A small percentage of my chicks turns out blonde! How in the world does that happen, and does any one have an idea of what the gender of those chicks would be?
     
  2. draye

    draye Overrun With Chickens

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    My guess would be impure bloodlines....but then I am not a genetics wizard either.

    Maybe takerson will come along in a little bit and can answer your question.
     
  3. Spitman

    Spitman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you post a pic. I've been using the same cross for my BSL and got a few blonde chicks myself , however I also have a ISA , that also mated with my RIR Roo , so I figured the blonde chicks can from that cross . I'll post some pictures of mine Tom.
     
  4. neehna

    neehna New Egg

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    Ok, let's try to post some pics:

    here is a one week old blonde Black Star chick
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    and the next two pictures show my two week old blonde Black Star chick
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    So - what do you all think? They are very pretty to me, but I wish I knew the gender...
     
  5. draye

    draye Overrun With Chickens

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    Any updated pictures of these chicks?
     
  6. Animalian

    Animalian Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I want to see what they turn out to be [​IMG]
     
  7. neehna

    neehna New Egg

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    yes, here are a couple pictures of my "Mystery" chicken - it's a hen as I thought it might be, just not black:

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    I finally figured out which one of my hens was mothering these blonde black stars, and after looking at all my barred rock hens I found out it wasn't a barred rock after all. It was a dominique hen and I didn't even realize I had one. She has some rather brownish barred feathers around her back half and probably is not genetically pure. So the dominique crossed with my rhode island red rooster produced some interesting colors. I also had a black star rooster that didn't look typical either and I now know he must have been a full brother to "Mystery", he was the most beautiful and tame roo I had so far. I wish I didn't have to give him away. Here is his picture:

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  8. catdaddyfro

    catdaddyfro Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Oh yes I like that buff barred rooster. I'm going to be working on a project to create these type birds here soon.

    Jeff
     
  9. nicalandia

    nicalandia Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:what you call Blond is actually Wheaten(eWh)
     

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