Genetic question, Faverolles auto sexing-ness

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Triplecross, Oct 15, 2016.

  1. Triplecross

    Triplecross Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bred my large (recessive) white Cochin hen to my Sal Fav roo. And it looks like her chicks are identifiable by color. The 1 pullet is wheaton like in color and the 3 cockerels are blackish.
    Is this because of the SF roo's genetics for auto sexing?
    Will all her chicks from him be auto sexing? Or was it just a coincidence?
     
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  2. Triplecross

    Triplecross Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. zackcrack

    zackcrack Out Of The Brooder

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    Are you sure on the sexes of the chicks? The same two parent birds can create a great deal of different colors/patterns, and they don't always (in fact, they rarely) correspond to the sexes of the chicks. I have four different down colors/patterns on a current batch of chicks from breeding a Silkie roo to a Turken hen.
     

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