Faverolles x Barred Rock. Sex link?

Discussion in 'Exhibition, Genetics, & Breeding to the SOP' started by Jaydiar, Mar 12, 2018.

  1. Jaydiar

    Jaydiar In the Brooder

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    Hello,

    I hatched a Faverolles X barred chick with a white dot on it's head and was wondering if anyone knows if this could be a sex-link cross.

    John
     
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  2. sylviethecochin

    sylviethecochin Free Ranging

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    Is the hen barred? If so, only male chicks will be barred. If the rooster's the Barred rock, then all his offspring'll be barred.

    Welcome to BYC!
     
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  3. Jaydiar

    Jaydiar In the Brooder

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    Yes, the hen is barred and the rooster is a Faverolles. I wasn't sure if a Faverolles wwas considered "solid" or not due to the odd male coloring.
     

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  4. Allie Grace Sanders

    Allie Grace Sanders Songster

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    I have a similar question. I don't even have my new chicks yet, but if I were to take my Buff Orpington roo and cross him over Barred Rock hens, would my chicks be sex linked?
     
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  5. Kat C

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    John you have your short answer from sylviethecochin. If you want to learn more here are some links.
    http://articles.extension.org/pages/65471/sex-linked-traits-in-poultry
    http://articles.extension.org/pages...or-small-and-backyard-flocks:-an-introduction
    In humans the male has one long, one short chromosome (XY) and the female two long (XX) that determine gender. In chickens The male has two long (ZZ) and the female one long and one short (ZW). So in a recessive trait that is on the sex chromosome the male needs only one copy of the gene for the trait and the female needs two. So the female who is barred always throws a barring gene but if crossed to a non barred male none of her daughters will be barred and all of her sons will be barred.
     
  6. rebrascora

    rebrascora Free Ranging

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    Yes
     
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  7. Kat C

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    Yes. The hens should be black. You can play with outcomes at http://kippenjungle.nl/kruising.html i
     
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  8. Allie Grace Sanders

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    Thanks!
     
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  10. biophiliac

    biophiliac Traveler in BYCLand

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    Interesting thread. Welcome to BYC:frow
    :welcome
     

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