Question for you sex-link experts! :)

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Cowgirl71, Jul 13, 2010.

  1. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 15 sex-link pullets that are Buff Orpington x Barred Rock. If I bred them to a Rhode Island Red rooster, what would I get?

    Would about half the chicks hatch out red/gold, and the other half hatch out sex-linked? Or would they hatch out all kinds of colors, and not at all sex-linked? Thank you!
     
  2. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    You cannot make a second generation sex-link by breeding a sex-link to something else. Sorry.
     
  3. blackclownfish16

    blackclownfish16 Chillin' With My Peeps

    The pullets do not have the barring gene so they cannot be used for a sex link cross. I would imagine you will hatch out all kinds of colors, possibly some clearish buff/red birds.
     
  4. nzpouter

    nzpouter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you can always use the gold/ silver gene on the next cross.
     
  5. HBuehler

    HBuehler Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have crossed our sex link's back to a RIR roo and every chicken is different but all are fantastic egg layers
     
  6. RAREROO

    RAREROO Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:No becuase these hens would be gold gened and you need silver gene hens for gold on silver sexlinkage to work.

    I agree that you would not get sexlink chicks and you would probably get a variety of colors
     
  7. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! I didn't think I'd get sex-links, but thought I'd ask, just in case... [​IMG]

    One more question: Is egg production ("rate of lay") a sex-linked trait?
     
  8. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    no
     

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