Is it possible to cross a Buff Orp with something and get sex-linked?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by boykin2010, Jan 19, 2011.

  1. boykin2010

    boykin2010 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, i am still learning about the genetics of chickens but i have 2 or 3 breeds of chickens i really like and i would like to make them sex linked if that is at all possible.
    1. is a buff orpington ( i already have a BO hen so what rooster do i need )
    2. SILKIES! Is it possible to cross a silkie with a different breed of chicken and get sex linked silkie chicks
    3. Black copper marans. Which breeds do i cross with a black copper maran to get sex linked.

    I dont know if it is possible with any of these breeds but i am learning. thanks in advance
     
  2. boykin2010

    boykin2010 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    anybody
     
  3. Celtic Hill

    Celtic Hill Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. boykin2010

    boykin2010 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i read the link and it answered my questions except for my silkie question. I am guessing i could use a red male silkie and mix it with a delaware or light sussex and they will be sex linked?
     
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    A buff orp hen won't make sex links. The hen needs to be silver based.
    I don't know anything about silkie colors, sorry. I do know the hen can't be dominate white or it will mask the sex-link colors.
    I think a BCM roo over a barred rock hen would make sex-links, but I don't think the hens will make sex-links.

    As mentioned, there are some good threads on breeding sex links around here. Cruise around and have a look!
     
  6. boykin2010

    boykin2010 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok well i just interested in this subject and i didnt know that a post already started about sex links. It was very helpful. I want to know about silkies still though
     
  7. Celtic Hill

    Celtic Hill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Try posting on the sexlink breed thread.
     
  8. boykin2010

    boykin2010 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok thanks!
     

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