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

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

  1. 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 Songster

    Nov 11, 2008
    Vicksburg, MS
    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 Songster

    Aug 31, 2008
    Zeeland Michigan
    Should be good layers.

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