Have Speckled Sussex hens. Roo for sex-linked offspring?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by cedarmountain, Nov 18, 2016.

  1. cedarmountain

    cedarmountain Out Of The Brooder

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    We have half a dozen Speckled Sussex hens. And rooster of the same variety. I was wondering if there is a possibility of using a different rooster to have sex link off-spring. (I am not a fan of growing roosters!) Thanks for your help.
     
  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Speckled Sussex hens will never produce sexlinked chicks, no matter what rooster you have with them. Black sexlinks require the hens to be barred. Red sexlinks need silver base color hens. Speckled Sussex do not have genes for either.
     
  3. cedarmountain

    cedarmountain Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you! Appreciate your expertise!
     

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