Sex link ????? Barred male x EE hen

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by bald k9, Sep 17, 2011.

  1. bald k9

    bald k9 Songster

    Sep 5, 2009
    Rural Edwardsville
    Hello im alittle confused, if you breed a barred pure bred rooster to an EE hen, wouldyou get the male and female chicks sexlinked? could you tell the male and females apart at one day? Or does the EE has so many different genes it wouldnt work like that? thanks

  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    No. The barred one has to be the mother. Barred males yield all barred chicks.
  3. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

    Oct 19, 2009
    Forks, WA
    Barred FEMALE x Easter Egger male = sex-linked offspring. [​IMG]

    And actually, Easter Eggers hold less of a jumble of genes than people think. Most are just e+/e+ and Co/Co. With of course gold vs silver too.

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