Boy or Girl please?!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by camper82, Sep 8, 2016.

  1. camper82

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    This is a Rhode Island Red and Cream Reese Legbar mixed. Any thoughts on sex?
     
  2. junebuggena

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    A Cream Legbar crossed with a Rhode Island Red will not produce a black and white chick. Either you are mistaken about which birds were the parents or you are mistaken about the parents' breeds.
     
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    Well I have an Easter Egger Rooster as well. I assumed it was the CRL because he is gray in color.
     
  4. junebuggena

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    The cream gene of Cream Legbars is a recessive dilute gene that only affects gold base coloring. They are genetically the same color as Brown Leghorns, but with the cream gene diluting the gold/red coloring and the barring gene, which applies 'bars' of white across a bird.
    Since the cream gene is recessive, cross bred chicks carry the dilute gene, but it doesn't express.
    Is the Easter Egger silver?
     
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    These are my only 2 roosters and my hens are all full RIR
     
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    Here is when it was a day old[​IMG]
     
  8. junebuggena

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    The Easter Egger is silver, carrying gold/red. He's the daddy.
     
  9. junebuggena

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    Some of the hens in this photo are red sexlinks, not Rhode Island Reds.
     
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    Wow, thanks. Any idea on the sex? I never thought he was the dad but he is the dominant Rooster
     

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