Hello everyone! I know it's been a while since I've been on here but it's hard to be here when I don't have any birds anymore. The good news is that I got married last weekend and we are looking at moving out of the the apartment and back to a place in the country where we can have chickens again. This is where my genetics question comes in. I would like to have some hens that produce sex-linked chicks that I can then sell as pullets. When I've crossed a black orpington rooster on speckled Sussex hens, the chicks have been sex-linked. My wife is a big fan of anconas and I have heard that the same gene that makes speckled Sussex speckled gives the ancona it's pattern. Can anyone verify this for me? It would be nice to have a flock of speckled Sussex, barred rock, and anconas and put a black or blue orpington rooster over them for sex-linked chicks. Thanks for any help you may be able to give me.