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Goldtop - boy or girl?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by sandh72, Dec 3, 2010.

  1. sandh72

    sandh72 Out Of The Brooder

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    We hatched 4 Goldtops (Light Sussex/Silkie cross) in early June. We specifically bought the eggs because we were told that they were sex linked and that from hatching the boys would be white and the girls honey coloured, so we were very pleased to hatch 1 white and 3 goldies (pic attached). Whitey-boy has gone to a new home and I'm now worried about one of the goldies who is exhibiting very boy-like looks and behaviour.

    Can anyone tell me if this is a boy or a girl please? Pics taken this morning, so the hen's about 6 months old.

    Many thanks in anticipation . . .
    H&S

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  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    I'm certainly not an expert with silkies, but that looks like a boy to me.
     
  3. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What exactly was the cross? There are lots of misinformed people on the subject of making sex-links...
     
  4. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    In the original post it says they are light sussex/silkie crosses.
     
  5. sandh72

    sandh72 Out Of The Brooder

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    What exactly was the cross? There are lots of misinformed people on the subject of making sex-links...

    Hi - we were told white silkie cockerel and light sussex hen. We had one hatch who was clearly a cockerel (the little white one in the first photo) but we simply assumed the goldie were all girls.

    Is this one likely to be a rogue egg that got into the clutch by mistake, do you think? Is he a buff or partrige silkie (and what is the difference)?
     
  6. chicken-owner-31

    chicken-owner-31 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He's not a full blooded Silkie.....wrong comb. I don't know about the color, as I am new to this. But I think he's cool looking. [​IMG]
     
  7. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    I may be wrong, but I don't think that that cross would produce sex-linked chicks. [​IMG]

    That silkie x you have pictured is a roo.
     
  8. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Quote:Did you read the OP's post? [​IMG]

    The OP's first sentence --
    We hatched 4 Goldtops (Light Sussex/Silkie cross) in early June.

    Chris​
     
  9. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    What exactly was the cross? There are lots of misinformed people on the subject of making sex-links...

    Hi - we were told white silkie cockerel and light sussex hen. We had one hatch who was clearly a cockerel (the little white one in the first photo) but we simply assumed the goldie were all girls.

    Is this one likely to be a rogue egg that got into the clutch by mistake, do you think? Is he a buff or partrige silkie (and what is the difference)?

    If I'm not mistaken to make a "true" Goldtops you would have to use a Red Silkie over a Light Sussex.
    The Red Silkie over a Light Sussex should give you a Sex-Link.

    Chris
     
  10. chicken-owner-31

    chicken-owner-31 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Did you read the OP's post? [​IMG]

    The OP's first sentence --
    We hatched 4 Goldtops (Light Sussex/Silkie cross) in early June.

    Chris​

    I did read the the OP, did you not read the whole thread? I was referring to this:

    "Is this one likely to be a rogue egg that got into the clutch by mistake, do you think? Is he a buff or partrige silkie (and what is the difference)?"

    I will use quotes next time to be sure everyone knows what I'm referring to.... [​IMG]
     

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