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Breeding math...

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by TinyChickenLady, Sep 19, 2011.

  1. TinyChickenLady

    TinyChickenLady Chillin' With My Peeps

    So I'm told I have a red sex link girl and a black sex link boy.
    Here are my parent options...
    Father : Silver Wyndotte
    Mother : Delaware, RIR, barred rock or dominique, and another mystery white breed that looks like leghorn.
    So my question is: Who is the mother to these sex links? I'm thinking RIR is to red sex link and barred rock look-alike to the black sex link.
    Is that right?
     
  2. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Silver Laced Wyandotte male x Barred Rock or Dominique = Black Sex-Link



    You can't possibly have red sex-links from that flock though, but you can have hens that look like them from the Mystery White hen x Silver Laced Wyandotte.
     
  3. TinyChickenLady

    TinyChickenLady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oh thank you Illia! I was just curious who the mother is so I'll know next time who is who.
    Do you know what she would be if not a red sex link? I must admit she didn't look like the other RSL pics that I've seen.
     
  4. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    I'd need to see a pic. [​IMG] She's a mutt though if that answers it for ya.
     
  5. TinyChickenLady

    TinyChickenLady Chillin' With My Peeps

    I wish I had a good one of her uploaded...
    Let's see what I do have.
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    LoL this is a rear view shot of her. That handsome fella there is her man, Doug.
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    This is when they were about a month old. She's the lighter one.
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    And this is them about a week old. She's the yellow one there. She's now a tannish red with a few black tail feathers.
     
  6. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Sex-Links normally have white on them. She looks like a Production Red, really.


    She's likely SLW x RIR. (or, Production Red, really - since the mahogany didn't even pass on well if at all)
     
  7. TinyChickenLady

    TinyChickenLady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oh thanks for your help!
    Doug doesn't have any white on him either. He had a bit when he was a baby. Would he still be considered a sex link?
     
  8. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    No.


    Sex-Links are the offspring of a barred hen x non-barred rooster or a silver hen x gold rooster.

    The roosters will either be barred or mostly white and yellow in color.
     
  9. TinyChickenLady

    TinyChickenLady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Well the rooster is mostly white. He's a silver wyndotte from what I'm told. He's a gorgeous boy! But I think I understand now. My Doug and Fluffy are pretty much mutts with no real breed name yet... [​IMG] LoL I love my mutts.
     

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