Dominiques Boy or girl? (Sex linked)

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by likkatron, Mar 15, 2016.

  1. likkatron

    likkatron Out Of The Brooder

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    I recently (just yesterday in fact) added 3 more chicks to my flock of 7. I picked up 2 dominiques and 1 Hamburg (that's all he had since he's a small, but great, breeder). I've researched and found that you can, with 95% accuracy, sex link dominiques.
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    The frontal of both dominiques
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    The top of both dominiques
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    The head of the smaller Dominique
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    The head of the bigger Dominique

    The guy told me they were all born 2 days ago, and I was wondering if size could also play a role in gender? One Dominique is fairly larger, has more feathers, etc, but I'm guessing that just means it's extra healthy.
    (Don't mind the Hamburg, brought her with for the photoshoot since they hate being separated).

    Anyways, any educated guesses would be very appreciated!
     
  2. likkatron

    likkatron Out Of The Brooder

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  3. Sunshine0235

    Sunshine0235 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You don't need to bump, it was only 22 minutes ago you posted.

    Size has nothing to do with it, based on the large head spots, I say males.
     
  4. likkatron

    likkatron Out Of The Brooder

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    I didn't know bumping a post would be so horrific. Maybe I felt like I needed to bump, and that it wouldn't be a big deal. I've read that leg color, beak color, and how scattered and frosty the black is. I already noticed their spots were pretty huge (which truthfully does have me worried), but I've read on other BYC posts where their were dominiques with very compact black dots but some turned out to be boys, since it's not the only factor.
    Their legs are both dark, they have a fair amount of black in the beak but I'm unsure about that, and their color seems to be more uniform, but again, I'm unsure. If you, or someone else, could help me out on the other factors besides the head that'd be amazing.
     
  5. Sunshine0235

    Sunshine0235 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well with barred breeds, bigger head spots is double barring, which only males can get. The double barring will lighten leg color, so females have the darker wash on the legs, and males will have the lighter coloring. Males that have the small spot are likely only carrying one copy of the gene, which can happen if both parents weren't barred, or the father was only single genes. If you don't know the parentage, you must wait. Some people breed to black coppers to get better type
     

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