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Sex link chicks?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by cartersmith, Mar 12, 2011.

  1. cartersmith

    cartersmith Out Of The Brooder

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    i currently have a pur breed light sussex roo and wondered what hens would i need to get for them to be sex linked???

    anyone know?

    can this be done? if not what roo could i get to go with my light sussex hens for those to be sex linked?

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  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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  3. cbrown86

    cbrown86 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, I am going to sound ignorant, which I am when it comes to chickens, but what the heck does sex linked mean?
     
  4. bock

    bock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:It is a cross between two different breeds of chickens. If you cross the correct breed of rooster over the correct breed of hen, the male and female chicks should be two diff. colors at hatch. That isn't a very good explanation, but that is basically what it is. [​IMG]
     
  5. cbrown86

    cbrown86 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, ok, thanks! [​IMG]
     

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