can I create sex-links with Sussex and New Hampshires?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by earlybird10842, Nov 18, 2012.

  1. I'm thinking of getting a New Hampshire rooster and Sussex hens, and I'm wonder if breeding them will create sex-links. I am thinking they might because a a BR mother and a NH or RIR father will create a red star, and a speckled sussex's coloring is simaler to that of a BR.
     
  2. catdaddyfro

    catdaddyfro Overrun With Chickens

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    New Hampshire rooster over Light Sussex or Silver Sussex will produce feather color sexable chicks at hatch, this is the sex-link trait of gold x silver genes
    Crossing a New Hampshire male over Speckled Sussex will not yield a sex-link result as both of the parent stock's plumage is gold genetically. gold x gold = gold

    jeff
     
  3. Syerf

    Syerf Out Of The Brooder

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    Wouldn't the NH/RIR over BR cross be a black star?
     
  4. 3riverschick

    3riverschick Poultry Lit Chaser

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    Use Light Sussex (eWh allele) instead of Silver Sussex (ER allele) That way you don't have any added problems from crossing alleles as well as colors.
    Best,
    Karen
     
  5. Use light sussex. Got it.
     

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