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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by chippewa maiden, Apr 4, 2015.
Can a self blue Cochin hen have sex link chicks? If so, what rooster is needed?
I have never heard of that. You might post that question on the cochin's thread.
I did. Just waiting on a reply. Thanks
Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided join our flock. I've never personally seen and sex link offspring produced by using anything other than silver gene hens or barred gene hens, however since blue is always dominate to brown, crossing your blue Cochin hen with a brown rooster should produce sex linked offspring. The male offspring should be blue and the female offspring should be brown. Please feel free to ask any other questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.
Welcome to BYC @chippewa maiden ! If you do get some sex links with your Cochin, it would be interesting to see a photo of the chicks.
Nice to have you join us!
Good answer @Michael OShay .
Glad you have joined us.
Michael is right about needing a sex linked trait like gold/silver (for "red sexlinks") or barred (for "black sex links"). There are 2 other sex-linked traits that are not available in cochins, AFAIK, the use of slow/fast feathering and the dermal inhibitor with black skin (like silkies). Your best bet to get sex links of any sort is to get a barred or cuckoo hen and cross her to a non-barred roo, preferably black. Blue Cochins don't work well for sex linking.
In my experience, cochins are sexable at about a month by the large comb on the roos, that is likely your best bet for sexing the offspring.
Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us!
Hello and Welcome To BYC!
Would it create Black Sex Linked Cochin Bantams by crossing a Red CB Rooster with a Barred CB hen? BTW CB stands for Cochin Bantam.