Creating an autosexing breed

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by viragogurl, Sep 13, 2013.

  1. viragogurl

    viragogurl Hatching

    Sep 13, 2013
    I am in love with the Buff Orpington Rhode Island Red cross birds. I have a massive golden orange rooster that I'd like to use to father a breed of autosexing chickens. I'm hesitant to introduce barring because I'm not really a big fan. I'd like to use color or lacing instead. Ideally, the roosters would be the orange and the hens would be blue or orange laced with blue. I just don't know if it's genetically possible. Can anyone help me? I'm sorry if you saw this posted in another forum. I'm new here and didn't know how to do it.
  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon

    sorry, but all the auto sexing breeds I know of involve barring. Lacing isn't gender linked at all, so don't think that would work. Hope someone else comes along to pitch in also!
  3. gallorojo

    gallorojo Songster

    Oct 15, 2009
    Auto sexing breeds always absolutely must include barring. That's just how it works.

    Now, that said, some strains of some colors can be sexed fairly reliably at hatch by those of great experience raising that breed and color.

    Your other option of course is to just make sex links.

    Auto sexing breeds must be barred.


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