I know the basics genetics and I know that a female chicken can not look like her mother because she doesen't aquire her sex genes. But if the hen layed the eggs she has to give some biological information to it then right? I know that a male gives his sex chromosone to each egg but the hen only to fifty percent of the eggs the ones that have asex chromosone from each the hen and the cock turn into a male but the male ends up looking like the female. ( I am pretty sure) so the ones that only have the sex chroosone transmiteed by the male turn into females and look like the father. So my question is how to you get showgirls? Turkens crossed with silkies. But if it turns out the way as of above would the birds be homozygous?= same pair Sorry if what I learned was different from the real thing just wondering. Please help me clear my head.