how to??

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by stephanie1992, Oct 27, 2011.

  1. stephanie1992

    stephanie1992 Chillin' With My Peeps

    how do u get a sex-linked chick
     
  2. pastorwalt

    pastorwalt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    check out feathersite
    http://www.feathersite.com/Poultry/CGP/Sex-links/BRKSexLink.html

    some traits are sexlinked, they come with the male chromosome W
    A rooster has two of these male W chromosomes
    He passes one W chromosome to each of His offspring
    a hen has a W and a Z chromosome.
    She passes one or the other to each of her offspring
    The ones that get her Z will be hens.
    More importantly to your question, these girls get Their W from their father
    If for instance If mom is Barred and dad isn't
    the babies will get the non-barred W gene from dad
    all the girls will will be non barred
    the boys will get the dominant barred W gene from mom and will be barred
    RIR rooster to BR hen gives barred boys and black girls

    Walt
     

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