Giant Daisies?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by wyomingmaryland, Dec 8, 2015.

  1. junebuggena

    junebuggena Crowing

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    I believe you are referring to sexual dimorphism, which means that adult males and adult females will look different even though the technically have the same 'color' genetics. It is not the same thing as 'sexlinked' chicks. 'Sexlinks' in chickens can be easily sexed with accuracy because the males will have entirely different genes from the females, making them visibly different at hatching.
     
  2. pa2chitown

    pa2chitown Chirping

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    Omg, again dont take one sentence OUT OF CONTEXT!
    HERE IS WHAT I WROTE:
    I cant explain it much clearer, if you need it in single sentence format...
     
  3. pa2chitown

    pa2chitown Chirping

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    All females WILL be sex linked, so she will have sex linked females... It was also in reply to others who said they were NOT sex linked. I was saying, the females FROM HER CROSS would be sex linked.
    "Context" extends to preceding posts. If you dont read through you cam get confused.
     
  4. Sunshine0235

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    The chicken color calculator has the cross coming out as 50% black males and 50% black females. They might have some leakage from being colors crossed, but would both look similar, until the roosters get their sex feathers in, which might include red-gold patches on the wings, and some redness to the saddle feathers and hackle feathers, otherwise both are black.

    The OP just wanted to know if the chicks are male vs female thinking they were black sex links, which they arent, so you cant tell chick gender. That's all they wanted to know, and with breeding back to the hens, what color the offspring would be.
     
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  5. junebuggena

    junebuggena Crowing

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    Red/gold base color hens, without barring will not produce sexlinks. In chickens, silver-base coloring and barring are 'sexlinked' genes. A hen with either trait can only pass those genes to their male chicks. When bred to a rooster without those traits, the chicks are then termed 'sexlinks.' Red-base colors are not sexlinked, ever.
    They aren't fast/slow feathering sexlinks either. That requires a fast feathering male crossed with a slow feathering hen. Giants are slow maturing/feathering breed, not a fast feathering breed. The rooster is lacking the right gene for feathering sexlinks.
    The rooster does have dark legs, which means he might have the male sexlinked Id gene. But the hens also have a dark 'wash' on their legs, so they may also have Id. Leg color will not help sex these chicks either.
    The chicks from these breedings can not be sexed visually at hatching, therefore, they are not sexlinks.
     
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  6. Sunshine0235

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  7. pa2chitown

    pa2chitown Chirping

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    Thats fine. I dont want to fight.

    However (doh), I disagree, and think she nailed it! In her first post she asks if the chicks with patches of white were the males and i think the answer is yes. Also, there is a strong probability that the chicks that look like characteristic black sex linked are females, as she stated.

    The color chart is correct (dont stop reading yet) ;)...but everything i wrote addresses the "rest of the story".
    There is STILL the matter of the shank color!
    I really want to see the chicks legs!!!
     
  8. Sunshine0235

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    If both the rooster and hens have dark 'slate' legs, how will that make a difference in the leg color of chicks?
     
  9. pa2chitown

    pa2chitown Chirping

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    This is wrong:
    The chromosomes and genes are the same. The dosage is different. One versus two.
    In mammals you have a Y chromosome with only male genes but in chickens the female has a little chromosome but it has no known genes or function other than to balance out chromosome separation during cell division.
     
  10. pa2chitown

    pa2chitown Chirping

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    - it will not

    But that is not the case in the breeds related to this cross/discussion.
     

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