I eventually want to start creating my own sex-link crosses. I have been reading on the sex-link pages and trying to figure out what breeds i want to cross but i need some help. Could I use a Black Copper Maran in a red sex-link cross? I am wanting to create a cross so that there is a distinct coloring difference between the males and females when they hatch. I would like the difference to be very noticeable. I am also trying to make the most efficient cross so that I would get the most eggs from them. Which of these females would make the most egg-efficient cross? Rhode island white, Salmon Faverolle, Light Sussex, Columbian Leghorn, and Delaware. For the rooster in the cross, i am stuck between a couple of different breeds. Rhode Island Red, Buff Orpington, or Speckled Sussex and if i can Black Copper Maran. I am also a little confused about the wild-type sexlinks. What does the wild-type look like? Is it chipmunk stripes? I really would like to see pictures of some different crosses of the hens and roosters I listed if possible. Any advice or tips would be helpful!