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Easter Eggers sex link

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Tristan l, Apr 5, 2015.

  1. Dorthia

    Dorthia Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi, if you have hatching eggs can I see a picture ? I want start a breeding program for auto-sexing EEs. My pet Chicken sells blue auto sexing EE hatching eggs. Just wondering if you could come in with knowledge on that.
     
  2. jerryse

    jerryse Overrun With Chickens

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    Here is a photo I had on file . Not sure when I will have some to sell . Molting has started . Not sure what they are selling now . If they are blue they are probably sex links . I will have to take a look at their page .
     
  3. jerryse

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    If you mean the Carolina blues they sell . Those are sex links not auto sexing . These can be made with a splash EE or Ameraucana rooster ( 2 copies of blue ) over black barred hens like barred rocks . The male chicks will have the white or creamy white head spot . All chicks will carry 1 blue gene . You will not be able to sex at hatch in future generations .
    Barring is the key to these sex links and auto sexing breeds and hybrids . Auto sexing is best on chipmunk striped chicks ( wild type chick pattern ) . Add barring to chipmunk pattern . You must have a rooster with 2 barring genes and barred hens to get auto sexing . The second generation will produce some roosters with 2 barring genes .
     
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  4. Dorthia

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    Yes, my pet chicken sells blue ones. Hatching eggs only at this point.
     
  5. Dorthia

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    Not certain. I will get them once my breeding facilities are finished. I'm also looking to breed auto-sexing olive Eggers and cream legbars.
    I want to start with 6 eggs of each "breed."
     
  6. Dorthia

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    Thanks for the information on the MPC strain.
     
  7. Dorthia

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    Wow, the eggs are beautiful. Are they actually that blue ? They look better than the cream legbars.
     
  8. laura s

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    I hatched 2 of the blue EE sex links from my pet chicken. No head dots but totally different colors.
     
  9. jerryse

    jerryse Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes they are . I see no real difference between these , Legbar , EE , Ameraucana and Araucana in egg color . I do try to hatch from the best color eggs .
     
  10. jerryse

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    [​IMG] Ok here are eggs from 4 breeds . See if you can guess . Choices are auto sexing EE , EE , Cream Legbar and Ameraucana . There is some variation in color but that occurs even within a breed .
     

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