sex link?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by cotoletta, Jan 28, 2015.

  1. cotoletta

    cotoletta Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG]I have a sex link frizzle _ mother is a frizzle and father a straight feather. Breeder I got her from says she's 99% certain its female because it is sex linked. My frizzle is 4 weeks old and has a large bright red comb and wattles. I'm dubious about the sex.
    What is sex link and how can breeders be sure of the sex? I will try post a pic up.
    Thanks all
     
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  2. Sunshine0235

    Sunshine0235 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's a cockerel, 100%

    I don't think the breeder is very well informed on sex linking for sure.
     
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  3. cotoletta

    cotoletta Out Of The Brooder

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    What is sex linking?
     
  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Sex-Linking is when you can determine the gender of chicks at time of hatch. Females will be one color, and males will be another. Or, females will feather in differently than the males. Sex-linking is very helpful because you immediately know whether a chick is a cockerel or pullet. But, it usually works over only one generation- if you cross two sex-linked birds, the offspring will rarely be sex-linked themselves.
     
  5. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    X2 on both of the above posts.
     
  6. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    x3 on these posts.
     
  7. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    You have a cockerel. The breeder unfortunately does not understand how sex links are created.
     
  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Best thread on explaining the basics of sex linkage

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/261208/sex-linked-information

    Nothing in the frizzle gene is sex linked. And I don't care what else the breeder says, no pullet on earth, not even a Leghorn, is going to have that much red comb at this age. If you were guaranteed a pullet, return him and get another bird or a refund. With the breeder's lack of education, you may want to post pics of any supposed pullets you get before you commit to them.
     
  9. cotoletta

    cotoletta Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you all for your help. I will contact the breeder today. Thanks again, you've all been very helpful
     

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