Genetics Question? Cross Leghorn Roo with Black Sex-Link Hen. Anybody?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by ThePamperedPullet, Dec 26, 2008.

  1. ThePamperedPullet

    ThePamperedPullet Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hello
    We have a very large Leghorn Roo that has mated with our Black Sex-Links. The egg is brown, the chick hatches out the yellow/blonde and is feathering white.
    Now, if you breed Black Sex-Link with RIR you revert back to Barred Rock. So would this be a form of White Rock? Or maybe Rhode Island White? Or is Leghorn the dominate gene? Or is this a new breed that we can call Sexy-Legs? LOL
    Our Leghorn on Leghorn are hatching out the yellow/blonde but have the random black spots but are feathering out white.
    Any genetics help would be much appreciated.
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    They are just mutts. [​IMG]

    The traits are just mixes that can pop up randomly here and there depending on what the origional parents had. They aren't really a breed till they can breed true. Meaning two birds of that type breed and make a third of the same type.

    Sexlinks are mutts.
     
  3. muscovy94

    muscovy94 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    im sure they will be pretty whatever they look like. be sure to keep us posted with LOTS of pics. (we BYC'ers LOVE pics!!!)
     
  4. ghulst

    ghulst Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Should be good layers.
     

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