Boy or Girl Silkie X?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by fly12, Dec 27, 2013.

  1. fly12

    fly12 Out Of The Brooder

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    Father is a black silkie and mother is a white leghorn
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  2. chippysmom327

    chippysmom327 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    WAY too young to tell. Try again in about 8 weeks.
     
  3. fly12

    fly12 Out Of The Brooder

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    Are Silkie/Leghorn not sex-linked?
     
  4. popsicle

    popsicle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Well, the white of the leghorn is dominant, so all chicks hatched from that cross will be white.

    There may be other sex linked traits, such as feather growth and skin color (https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/366676/confused-is-fm-sex-linked). I don't know enough about anything other than the standard BSL and RSL to give any sort of guess.
     
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    No sex linkage I'm aware of. As stated, the dominant white of the leghorn will give you white chicks with some black spots, both genders.
    I'm not sure what type of sex link you were expecting?
     
  6. chicken pickin

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  8. fly12

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  9. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Yeah, nicalandia, tadkerson and henke and those others get way beyond what I understand. You could pm him (nicalandia) and see what he thinks.

    That one's way beyond my pay grade [​IMG]
     

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