Light Brahma rooster x Barred Rock hen - would that make sex-linked chicks?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Blackberry18, Jul 31, 2016.

  1. Blackberry18

    Blackberry18 Songster

    Mar 25, 2015
    In order to breed Black Sex-Links, I know you need to cross a non-barred, non-white male over a barred female. Generally, red gene males are used, such as Rhode Island Reds for the classic wheaten look. But, a Light Brahma is neither white or barred, so would it work as a male in this cross? The chicks would look odd, I'm guessing feathered legs, but would they still be sex-linked? I know it all depends on genetics, but I'm thinking about breeding and hatching out some eggs, and I happened to have both breeds, so it made me wonder. Thanks for any feedback.
  2. AustralorpsAU

    AustralorpsAU Songster

    May 20, 2016
    Down Under
    Hi. Im not 100% but id assume so. Sorry no one replied

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