sex link ameraucana?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Randy, Jun 10, 2009.

  1. Randy

    Randy Songster

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    If you put a buff rooster over a white hen would the chicks be sex link?
     
  2. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    buff is a sort of red correct? If so maybe. The white hen has to carry the silver gene.
     
  3. tadkerson

    tadkerson Songster

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    No, it usually does not work. The hen has to be a specific genotype to work. Most people think you can cross just any gold male with a silver female and get red sex linked. The birds must be specific genotypes for the sexing accuracy to be above 90%.

    Buff male birds can be used for sex linked crosses but the female chicks tend to have a down color that is difficult to classify.

    I have written over 30 pages in my book just on red sex linked crosses. It is actually more complicated than most people realize.

    Tim
     
  4. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Quote:Your book?
     
  5. Randy

    Randy Songster

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    Thanks, I wasn't sure if it would work with the ameraucanas or not.
     
  6. chickenwhisperer123

    chickenwhisperer123 Whispers Loudly

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    I was gonna reply that exact same thing!! [​IMG]
     
  7. Krys109uk

    Krys109uk Songster

    Most people think you can cross just any gold male with a silver female and get red sex linked. The birds must be specific genotypes for the sexing accuracy to be above 90%.

    Wheaten or brown downed birds with columbian restrictors?​
     
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