Golden Sexlinks

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Acable14, Nov 9, 2014.

  1. Acable14

    Acable14 Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok I have 3 golden sexlink hens and 1 roo if I hatch eggs from these will they still be golden sexlinks I guess I asking will they still be able to be sexed at birth like the ones I have
     
  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchaholic Extrordinaire Premium Member

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    No, they won't. Sex linking only works for the first generation. After that they just come out as general mixes. If you want a breed that stays sex-linked generation after generation, you should look into an autosexing breed like legbars or rhodebars.
     
  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    No, Golden Sex Links (Red Sex Links) are hybrids produced by crossing a red gene rooster with a silver gene hen and will not breed true. The offspring of two sex links will not be sex-linked themselves. Sorry. :eek:(
     
  4. Acable14

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    Would the offspring still have the great egg producing gene as sexlinks?
     
  5. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    No they will not be sexable when they hatch. But the pullets will still lay pretty well.
     
  6. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    If you want to hatch your own sex links you'll want to invest in new parent stock - a red rooster over silver females.
     
  7. Acable14

    Acable14 Out Of The Brooder

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    Could I sell any chicks from them if so what woukd you call them?
     
  8. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    No the egg production will almost certainly not be as good as that of the sex link hens, which are egg laying machines, but they should still be decent layers.
     
  9. Acable14

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    Yea iwant to breed Rirs and barreds to make black sexlink
     
  10. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Breeding red sex links together will give you mixed breed birds, and you'd sell them as such. They'll be mostly red and white, with some surprise colors popping up along the way. The hens will be decent layers.
     

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