Easter Egger roo over barred rock hens HELP

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i recently acquired an Easter Egger roo to breed with my barred rock hens and I’m trying to figure out if my chicks that are hatched will likely be sex linked or not? I know it depends on the color of the roo so I have posted a picture of him as it’s hard to explain his coloring. He is still very young roughly 4 months old, any advice would be appreciated, thanks!!
 

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He's not barred, so the offspring will be black sex links, yes. All males will hatch with a white dot on the head whilst females will lack this trait.

If he is impure for blue eggs, which is linked to the pea comb gene, you may find some single combed birds will hatch, likely brown layers.
 
He's not barred, so the offspring will be black sex links, yes. All males will hatch with a white dot on the head whilst females will lack this trait.

If he is impure for blue eggs, which is linked to the pea comb gene, you may find some single combed birds will hatch, likely brown layers.

So any offspring with the pea comb will most likely be a colored egg layer? And straight combed offspring will most likely be brown layers? I’m assuming there could be a mixture of these at hatch? Sorry for all the questions!
 
Yes, that's likely. They can split, but it's rare, so if aiming for green, I'd sell all the single combs as day old.

ETA; if he's impure for pea, you'll see around half single and half pea. If he's pure, they'll all have pea combs.
 

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