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 Premium Member

    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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