Red Sex Link Question? (He's White)

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Jayare's Chicks, Nov 14, 2007.

  1. Jayare's Chicks

    Jayare's Chicks Songster

    Aug 25, 2007
    Florence, Alabama
    I have a little chickie (Casper) that is about 4 weeks old now and he is White. Will he stay White or will he eventually turn Red like the others? I hear that with sex links the males have a white (spot) head so you can tell the roos from the hens but does the white head go away after awhile?
    Is this a genetic thing for him to be all white?

  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    It's genetics, the males will grow up different than the females. He will be white with I believe splashes of black in his hackle and tail if I remember right.
  3. ella

    ella Songster

    Yes it's genetic and the colors of different gendered sex-links stay different through out their lives. [​IMG]

    Black sex-link males have a white head spot and grow up to look like poorly colored Barred Rocks. Females have solid black down and grow up to have varying amounts of red/gold feathers around the neck.

    Red sex-link males have yellow down and grow up to be white with a bit of black and red on the back shoulders and tail. Females are buff and grow up reddish buff with white around the neck and tail.

    I love my sex-links, even the males are so sweet! [​IMG]

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