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Sex linked chicks

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by DenneyFarm, Jan 24, 2012.

  1. DenneyFarm

    DenneyFarm New Egg

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    We just hatched out our first chicks from our chickens. So excited, but I was wondering if they would be sex linked. Our rooster is a Plymouth Barred Rock & Hens are Golden Laced Wyndottes. We had a entire black chick w/ a goldish white spot on the top of it's head & a completely golden color chick. I dont have pictures because they just hatched this morning. My guess is the black one is a rooster & the golden one is a hen. Any suggestions? Thanks
     
  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Sorry, no sex linkage with those parents. A barred hen under a glw roo could be sex-linked, but not the other way round. You'll just have to wait and see!
     
  3. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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    A barred rooster should produce barred chicks -- both male and female. So, I'm not sure how you have a golden chick from him. Have there been any other roosters around?
     
  4. DenneyFarm

    DenneyFarm New Egg

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    THere havent been any other roosters around. Our chickens are in a chicken tractor and we have only 1 rooster & 6 hens. After moving them from the incubator I was able to get a picture[​IMG]
     
  5. fancyfowl4ever

    fancyfowl4ever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wonder if your barred rooster is actually a black sexlink rooster and not a barred rock? Black sexlink roos only carry 1 barred gene so can throw other coloured chicks.
    In any case they wont be sexlinked.
     
  6. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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    Aha! They're usually half production red or RIR, aren't they? That would explain the golden chick (it looks like a production red...)
     

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