sex link question

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by breezy, Jul 29, 2014.

  1. breezy

    breezy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got an older sexlink at a bird swap. I thought they lay brown eggs but this girl lays a beautiful green egg. She looks like the pics of sexlinks so any idea?
     
  2. troy4

    troy4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Like I say the out come of these birds are crazy.Sex links are mixes between any birds.What does she look like?Like with the red sex link it will never look like its mother.So the birds come out different.Not all lay brown eggs.Why?Because they are mixed differently.
     
  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    You have an Easter Egger, not a Sex Link, who happens to superficially resemble a Sex Link hen. Easter Eggers are also hybrids produced by crossing a blue egg layer (Araucana or Ameraucana) with another breed. The cross between a blue egg layer and a brown egg layer produces a green egg layer. Since, Easter Eggers have a lot of different parents, they come in all kinds of color patterns. Sex Links are produced by crossing a red gene rooster (RIR, HNR, or Prod. Red) with a silver gene hen (WR, RIW, SLW, Deleware, or Light Sussex), which gives you a Red Sex Link chick (males are whitish, females are reddish); or else crossing a red gene rooster with a barred gene hen (BR, CM, or Dominique), which gives you a Black Sex Link chick (males are black with a white spot on top of their heads and females are solid black).
     

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