Is there such a thing as sex-link turkeys?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by stallionhawk, Jul 7, 2010.

  1. stallionhawk

    stallionhawk In the Brooder

    I got poults from a borboun red tom and a broadbreasted white hens, and half the poults came out white and the other half were the color in the pic. Is there such a thing as sex-link turkeys?

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  2. Tunastopper

    Tunastopper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The sex link genes are brown (e) and naragansett (ng). The 50/50 hatch you got has nothing to do with the sex. Your white turkey can carry all colors that are hidden under the white. Your white turkeys eye color can give a clue as to what she has hidden.
     
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  3. stallionhawk

    stallionhawk In the Brooder

    Ok thank you. I didn't think it was posiblle from my cross. I just thought it was funny out of ten babies, there were 5 white and 5 brown with markings. I love my turkeys the hen is so freindly and so our the poults.
     

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