Non traditional red sex link cross

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Sunshine0235, Dec 29, 2015.

  1. Sunshine0235

    Sunshine0235 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've hatched two silver based chicks from this cross, a light brahma hen and speckled Sussex rooster, and sold the two silver promptly, but is this amount of white 'normal', I've only seen traditional crosses and they have very little white, this girl has some white on her back and wing, but is definitely red based, so should be female correct?
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  2. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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    You've got speckling from the Speckled Sussex. And yes, I think that is a girl with a designer sex linking.

    If you look at the different RSL's, depending upon the crossing, a number of them DO get substantial white as they begin to go through the juvenile molts, but always a healthy dose of red fox color. Some of my RSL had very little white; others, a lot of white lacing, I think depending upon if the hen used was silver based or silver with lacing based.

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  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Yep, that should be a female.
     
  4. Blackberry18

    Blackberry18 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree. I also noticed the feathered-legs due to the dominant gene contributed by the Brahma.
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    it's a girl
     
  6. showinbirds

    showinbirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Idk, looks like a cockrerel to me?
     
  7. Sunshine0235

    Sunshine0235 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The males will be silver based, and I can tell those at hatch 100%, the chicks are grey, and this chick was as red as the come, definitely not silver based.

    Why do you say male?
     
  8. Sunshine0235

    Sunshine0235 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Silver based chick from the other day that hatched [​IMG]
    And the red one from above [​IMG]
     

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