Sex link bantams?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Mikeeeeeeeeee, Nov 18, 2008.

  1. Mikeeeeeeeeee

    Mikeeeeeeeeee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think I may have created sex link bantams by chance.
    I got the eggs from a friend down the road. This was my 1st time incubating.
    He has two bantams in a pen.
    A BB Red Rooster
    A barnyard hen.

    All the chicks are either a fuzzy tan color, or striped like RIRs.
    I'm wondering if one color is roos and the other pullets?

    Here is a pic of 5 of them.

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    And here is a closer pic of a striped one.

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  2. Roosterboy

    Roosterboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am not to sure about chicken genetics but are you the hen did not mate with another rooster at any point? Did he say they were from those chickens?
     
  3. Mikeeeeeeeeee

    Mikeeeeeeeeee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Only the roo and the hen in the pen.
    Been that way for quite some time.
     
  4. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    You can have mixed genes that result in mixed chicks from the same pair of birds that are not necessarily sex linked. You'll have to grow them up and see.

    There are some known gene factors that are sexlinked, like barred females against like a red male, but not all color traits are sex linked.
     
  5. Year of the Rooster

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    I don't know, but RIR don't have the chipmunk stripes as chicks. At least, not purebred ones anyway.
     
  6. Mikeeeeeeeeee

    Mikeeeeeeeeee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    More Pics

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    With stripes
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  7. mrandmrschicken

    mrandmrschicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They look like EE chicks

    Edit: The striped ones
     
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  8. orcasislandchickens

    orcasislandchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wouldn't it be wonderful if you have sex linked bantam egglayers? (especially since hatcheries don't sex bantams) I guess the only way to know will be to let them grow up and keep track. Keep us informed.
     
  9. Year of the Rooster

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    I see a few feathers growing on the feet of some of the chicks.
     
  10. mermaids

    mermaids Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know this is a very old thread but, by chance, did the chick colors turn out to be sex linked?
     

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