Sex-link question

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by NakedNeck, Apr 26, 2009.

  1. NakedNeck

    NakedNeck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is probably a dumb question, but here it goes. What color are needed to breed a sex-linked chicken? And not just a red-star or a black sex-linked chicken. Is there a way you can breed another breed a chicken to be sex-linked? Such as Sochins,Silkies,Japanese,and sebrights? I have heard that if you breed a gold sebright hen and a silver sebright rooster than you will get a sex-linked chick.Is this correct?

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    Last edited: Apr 26, 2009
  2. tadkerson

    tadkerson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cross a male gold sebright over a female silver sebright. Males will have a silver face and females will have a gold face.

    Tim
     
  3. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    You can use any gold male and silver female, neither of whom carry dominant white to breed sex links. Male offspring will be silver and females gold.

    Likewise, you can use any barred female and non-barred (preferably solid coloured) male to create sex-links. Male offspring will be barred and female will not.
     
  4. jprice2ndlt

    jprice2ndlt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a amercana and a rhode island red mix this is what he looks like.

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  5. NakedNeck

    NakedNeck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you very much for the feedback. This cleared things up for me! [​IMG]
     

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