Sex-link chicken breeding

JohnDeerGirl

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I heard somewhere that if you breed a sex-link rooster and hen, that you can't tell their chicks apart boy from girl. Is that true? Thanks!
 

Ol Grey Mare

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I heard somewhere that if you breed a sex-link rooster and hen, that you can't tell their chicks apart boy from girl. Is that true? Thanks!
Sex linked breeding is a first generational thing - so breeding a sex link to a sex link does not create sex links, just mixed breed birds.
 

Michael OShay

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I heard somewhere that if you breed a sex-link rooster and hen, that you can't tell their chicks apart boy from girl. Is that true? Thanks!

X2 on Ol Grey Mare. Sex Links are hybrids and will not breed true. The offspring are basically just barnyard mutts, and you cannot tell the gender by color at hatching.
 

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