Cross link babies

Discussion in 'Exhibition, Genetics, & Breeding to the SOP' started by carrollj, Apr 19, 2019.

  1. carrollj

    carrollj Hatching

    Apr 19, 2019
    If I cross a Red leghorn rooster with a White leghorn hen will I get sexlink babies?
  2. EggSighted4Life

    EggSighted4Life Free Ranging

    Hi welcome to BYC! :frow

    Pretty sure the answer is no. But you could cross him to a barred rock (or any barred breed) and get sex linked offspring. Maybe even a Delaware. And several others.

    Here is a fun calculator. It doesn't account for leakage and you have to figure out what the little symbols behind some things means (ie: split to or recessive for), but it can be a hugely fun toy... and save LOTS of time spent breeding to figure stuff out :D...

    When I just chose white as the hen color it shows all offspring will be basically red in your suggested pairing. I do not know if Leghorn are dominant white or regular white. If I chose dominant white then it says all offspring will be white.. so knowing which one your hen is can make a difference. In case you didn't find it, the second drop down tab is in English.

    Happy chickeneering! :wee
  3. nicalandia

    nicalandia Crowing

    Jul 16, 2009
    Yes you will, gold based females and Silver males(S/s+).. But you will not be able to tell them apart as all of them will hatch white and so while they are technically sex linked, Dominant white and Extended Black/Birchen on the White Leghorn will mask any of the sex linked traits.
  4. The Moonshiner

    The Moonshiner Professional Chicken Tender

    Nov 17, 2016
    Ya I wouldn't call them sex linked since you won't be able to tell sex at hatch. In fact you'll be able to sex them by combs before you'll be able to by color.
    ChooksNQuilts likes this.

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