Sex link with Cochins?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by chippewa maiden, Apr 4, 2015.

  1. chippewa maiden

    chippewa maiden Out Of The Brooder

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    Can a self blue Cochin hen have sex link chicks? If so, what rooster is needed?
     
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  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I have never heard of that. You might post that question on the cochin's thread.
     
  3. chippewa maiden

    chippewa maiden Out Of The Brooder

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    I did. Just waiting on a reply. Thanks
     
  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    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.
     
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  5. N F C

    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member Project Manager

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    Welcome to BYC @chippewa maiden ! [​IMG] 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 .
     
  6. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager

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  7. dheltzel

    dheltzel Overrun With Chickens

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    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.
     
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  9. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  10. BantamSlave02

    BantamSlave02 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
     

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