Sex Link ?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by SunAngel, Jun 19, 2009.

  1. SunAngel

    SunAngel Songster

    May 20, 2008
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    Would a White Leghorn roo over a Silver Laced Wyandotte hen produce a sex link chick?
     
  2. Hotttmommi

    Hotttmommi Songster

    sorry not trying to hi jack your thread just adding a question to it.

    i dont know but i was wondering about what makes a sex link too and what the differences would be if they are sexlinked.



    what about a barred rock roo over a gold laced hen ?
    or a rir roo over a gold laced hen?
     
  3. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

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  4. Krys109uk

    Krys109uk Songster

    A white leghorn male over a wyandotte female would probably make a sex link with the rate of feather growth alleles.

    The female flights would show longesr at hatch.

    Barred male over gold laced female wouldn't work but gold laced male over barred female would work.

    The males would have white headspots.

    RIR X gold laced wouldn't work either way round.
     
  5. tadkerson

    tadkerson Songster

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    Red sex-linked

    black-tailed red male over a columbian silver female ( the best cross)

    Example: production red over a delaware


    Black sex linked

    any non barred male chicken over a barred and black female


    Try the search function at the top of the page in the blue bar. Lots of discussion on the topic.

    Click on search-

    Enter sex linked in the Keyword Search box

    in the Forum box pick Breeds, Genetics and & Showing


    Click on submit

    Start reading

    Tim
     
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  6. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

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    A white leghorn male over a wyandotte female would probably make a sex link with the rate of feather growth alleles.

    So could you breed a white leghorn male over a golden-laced wyandotte and you would get a Red Star(or Red Sex-Link)?​
     
  7. Krys109uk

    Krys109uk Songster

    So could you breed a white leghorn male over a golden-laced wyandotte and you would get a Red Star(or Red Sex-Link)?

    No, it wouldn't be a gold/silver sex link. It would be using a different sex linked gene which affects rate of feather growth.

    Sex links an be made from any gene on the Z sex chromosome which has an effect which is visible at hatch.

    As Tim said there is a lot of info available about sex links by using the search function at the top.​
     
  8. SunAngel

    SunAngel Songster

    May 20, 2008
    Chambersburg, Pa.
    I got a white chick from a White Leghorn/SL Wyandotte cross and was just curious if I could tell if it was a male or not by color.
     
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  9. tadkerson

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    The chicks adult color will be white. You can not use white leghorns to do a sex linked cross involving the color of the day old chick. A person would have to breed a special kind of white leghorn to do a sex linked cross that deals with color. Rate of feather growth can be used as others have stated.

    Tim
     
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  10. SunAngel

    SunAngel Songster

    May 20, 2008
    Chambersburg, Pa.
    Ok thanks [​IMG]
     

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