Cross bred Thread

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Micky040, Oct 26, 2015.

  1. Micky040

    Micky040 New Egg

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    Hi
    I've got a question about sexlink crosses. I'm really unsure if it will work and have struggled to find any imformation about this cross.

    Would a cuckoo maran cockerel crossed with a light Sussex hen produce a sexlink chick?

    Thanks
     
  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Nope.

    You can't use a barred/cuckoo rooster for a sex link cross. The hen has to be the barred parent in a black sex link. If you put your light Sussex hen under a Red/gold based rooster you can get sex link chicks. From the cross you propose, you're going to get all silver barred chicks, regardless of gender.

    Here's a link to the best sex link 101 I've found...

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/261208/sex-linked-information
     
  3. Micky040

    Micky040 New Egg

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    Thank you for your reply it is very helpful.
     

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