Could sexlinks become a breed?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Celtic Hill, Nov 23, 2010.

  1. Celtic Hill

    Celtic Hill Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 7, 2010
    Scotland CT
    is there a way through breeding/culling/breeding/more culling that you could basically have a sexlink breed where chicks hatched out could be sexed visually or feather sexed?
     
  2. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    Sex-links as we know them do not breed true, so they could not be a breed. There are recognized breeds- like barred rocks- that are sexable at hatch.
     
  3. carrlr

    carrlr Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. dsqard

    dsqard Crazy "L" Farms

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  5. Celtic Hill

    Celtic Hill Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 7, 2010
    Scotland CT
    I look at that thread often, lol. But i guess i didn't type my question right. Is there a way that you could create a breed that breeds true and when you hatch the eggs you can tell the chick's gender through their color?
     
  6. stoneunhenged

    stoneunhenged Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, that is the basic concept underlying autosexing breeds. You may want to research cambars, legbars, brussbars, rhodebars, etc.
     
  7. Celtic Hill

    Celtic Hill Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 7, 2010
    Scotland CT
    Okay thankyou!
     

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