Sex-link info and chicks, can we determine sex? [PICS]

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by CoffeeCow, Jan 4, 2011.

  1. CoffeeCow

    CoffeeCow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looking at the sexlink info here https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=261208
    I am trying to determine the sex of my 3 chicks

    daddy was an ee, but he was very red, here is a pic of him
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    we had only 2 moms, 1 was a BO, and the other 2 were from a Delaware


    We will do the BO (Bugsy) first, here is her chick. being reddish color, I think that it will be a girl. do you agree with me?
    Its kinda hard to get good pics, but I tried [​IMG]
    named this one BJ (Bugsy's Chick, so Bugsy Jr.)

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    The other 2 here came from Delawares, one is white, the other black.. not real sure what to think here, but I am guessing the white one will be a roo, and the black one a hen I am basing this on the reddish undertones of the black one.

    this one is named Santas Little Helper (had to help this one hatch on xmas day)

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    and here is Eve/Steve (hatched on xmas eve)

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    Based on the sex-link info, tell me what you think?
    my thoughts are:
    BJ = pullet
    Eve/Steve = Cockerel
    Santas little helper = pullet
     
  2. jeslewmazer

    jeslewmazer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    With a EE being the father you will not be able to color sex these chicks. Why? because EE come in many colors and typically are seen as mixes themselves. In other words he might (could/should) have other colors in his genes that would make the color sexing void. you could have any color males and females.
     
  3. CoffeeCow

    CoffeeCow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    for sake of argument, lets say he has only red genes, and try to render an educated guess.
    Personally, I don't care what sex they are, I need a new roo [​IMG] but we can predict with some degree of accuracy for fun.

    Edit:
    And you get to look at cute chicks [​IMG]
     
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  4. jeslewmazer

    jeslewmazer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 24, 2009
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    In that case I don't think the EE x BO one would be sexlinked, but the other two you would have right.
     
  5. CoffeeCow

    CoffeeCow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ooh, your right.

    I should have read a little better there [​IMG]
    so it looks like I have (more than likely)
    1 roo
    1 pullet
    1 either way

    any guesses on that one? [​IMG]
     
  6. jeslewmazer

    jeslewmazer Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. Red&Yellow

    Red&Yellow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd like to put my two cents in on the genetics of your EE. (I am by no means authoratative, [​IMG] )

    For the sire of a sex-link, the rooster cannot be white or barred. And here from the sex-link sticky:

    'Almost any variety (color) of male ( not including white) can be used in a black sex linked cross'

    From my understanding, this is true for the other types of sex-linked.
    Looking at your (gorgeous) rooster, I cannot beleive that he would carry white or barred. Although EEs usually have wacked (unpredictable) genes, I think you can safely assume he has made sex-linked chicks by your Delaware.

    My humble opinion/observation.

    Oh, and the roo? [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  8. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A homozygous red rooster crossed with a Delaware hen would make RED sex-links, not black sex-links. Males white, females red. The fact that you got a dark colored chick would tell me that your roo is masking something and cannot be used to make red sex-links.

    Red&Yellow's quote from Tadkerson's sticky is correct, but it's for BLACK sex-links, not red sex-links. Red sex-links are much more complicated than Black sex-links. Your roo probably is capable of making BLACK sex-link chicks with Barred Rock, Cuckoo Maran, Dominique, or Barred Holland hens. [​IMG]
     
  9. Red&Yellow

    Red&Yellow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I stand corrected. [​IMG]
     
  10. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    But thanks for the cute chick pics!
     

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