creating sex-links?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by bluefeather2697, Feb 4, 2012.

  1. bluefeather2697

    bluefeather2697 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hi guys. im a newbie in chicken breeding. all i know is that if a colored roo tops a white hen, it'll produce a sex-link. so i'd like to ask if i will create a sex-link using these:

    i have 1 'kabir' rooster. a famous dual-purpose type (here in PH). it can lay approximately 200 eggs per cycle and can weigh up to 8.5 pounds, they're like red rangers, good foragers, and good mother. can be broody twice per year.

    his pic :D
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    and im planning to breed that roo with my WL hens. they're ex-batts actually. recovering very well. im planning to introduce them to my kabir on april when my hens are fully recovered.

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    do you think they'll produce sex-links? thanks :D
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  2. myfivegirls

    myfivegirls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The hens need to have the "silver factor", and leghorns don't have that. Most of the white breeds have "dominate white", not silver, which is needed for making the sex-links.
    According the the info on here about breeding sex-links, the only breed that has the "silver factor" is the Rhode Island White.

    Here is the thread about breeding sex-links:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/261208/sex-linked-information

    Here's another thread about an RIR x WL:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/...nswer-to-this-cross-rir-roo-x-wht-leghorn-hen


    Hope this helps.
     
  3. nicalandia

    nicalandia Overrun With Chickens

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    actually they are...[​IMG]

    you could use a Silkie roo with that white leghorn hen to produce sex links... but that boy you are showing will not work because of all the dominant genes on the white leghorn
     
  4. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    White Leghorns are Dominate White.


    Chris
     
  5. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Actually, the Delaware is commonly used and some White Rocks as well, and some others also have the required silver.
     
  6. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Quote:
    There are,
    Delaware, Columbian pattern breeds, Silver Duck-Wing pattern breeds, Silver Laced breeds, Silver Penciled breeds, Salmon Faverolle etc.

    Chris
     
  7. nicalandia

    nicalandia Overrun With Chickens

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    are you saying they are not Silver? because they are
     
  8. nicalandia

    nicalandia Overrun With Chickens

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    and white leghorns.. they are sex link silver. they are also Self Black with dominant white ofcourse..
     
  9. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Where are you getting white leghorns that are sex-link silver?
    Every last white leghorn I've seen was dominant white and when crossed with lets say a Rhode Island Red would produce all white offspring with some black flicks [if any].

    Chris
     
  10. nicalandia

    nicalandia Overrun With Chickens

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    oh my...
     

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