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Buff/Colombian Cross

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by pips&peeps, Nov 4, 2008.

  1. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    If I cross a buff roo with a colombian patterned hen will there be a way to sex the males and females of the resulting offspring?
     
  2. flyingmonkeypoop

    flyingmonkeypoop Overrun With Chickens

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    It should be a sexlink with the males being light and the females dark. I think it would be like a red sexlink type mating.
     
  3. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    Oh poop!!!

    I have a male then, well, I can start my experiment and see how big he grows. I'm crossing a 9 lb 11 oz buff ameraucana roo over one of my delawares that lays a super big egg to try and get a large bodied, large egg laying bird.
     
  4. tadkerson

    tadkerson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That cross will work as a red sex linked cross.

    Tim
     

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