Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by hatchcrazzzy, Aug 16, 2008.

  1. hatchcrazzzy

    hatchcrazzzy Songster

    Jun 8, 2007
    kemp texas
    i have some pure breed rirs red colored and a white rir if i mate him with my reds what will i get sex link chickens
  2. Kesta

    Kesta Pie Crust Malfunction

    Jul 31, 2008
    houston tx
    dont know
  3. seriousbill

    seriousbill Songster

    May 4, 2008
    No, you won't. I'm not sure what RIWs are genetically, whether they're silver or white, but even if they are silver, you won't get sex-links--you'd just get slightly smutty RIWs. For sex-links, you'd need a red male and white/silver females.
    Last edited: Aug 16, 2008
  4. tadkerson

    tadkerson Songster

    Jul 19, 2008

    If you do the cross, please post pictures of the chicks. I am sure the RIW are silver and I believe they also carry dominant white. Chick down color will tell you if they carry dominant white.

    I agree with Bill. The silver male and red female cross will not produce sex links.

    In a silver/gold sex linked cross the female will always give her silver gene to her sons- she can not give her silver gene to her daughters.
    The father will give his gold genes to his sons and to his daughters. Females will only inherit the gold gene from the father- therefore the females have reddish down . The males inherited a silver gene from the hen and a gold gene from the roo therefore the males will have silver down. You can separate the chicks when they hatch.

    Last edited: Aug 17, 2008

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