Sex- linked Information

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by tadkerson, Oct 27, 2009.

  1. SJ

    SJ Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    You dont HAVE TO produce one seeing as a white laced red cornish roo is gold and dominant white. You will get sex-linked but probably lose some laying ablity from a RIW. I used a WLR cornish over Delawares and SLW for sex-links. All the females hatch gold/yellow or orange (Im color blind, ok!![​IMG]) and the males hatch white. Some males have black specks. I think the specks have something to do with the Delawares barring but IDK. The males make for fine meat birds on free range and the females look pretty much like their daddy and lay a respectable 150+ medium sized tinted eggs a year.
     
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  2. SJ

    SJ Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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  3. SJ

    SJ Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    Just have to say thanks Tim. This thread has been a wonderful source of useful information.
     
  4. naillikwj82

    naillikwj82 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Would the result of crossing a Dark Cornish cock over a Light Brahma hen give a sexlinked chick? Is the Light Brahma a silver? Thanks in advance. jeff
     
  5. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner True BYC Addict

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    If you look in the very first post in this thread, you'll see a chart Tim put together that shows what you can mix to make sex links. Look in the Red Sex Link table in that post. You'll get your answer.
     
  6. Arielle

    Arielle Chicken Obsessed

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    Have a couple questions --

    FIrst let me preface the information with--- I hatched a number of blue cuckoo maran eggs and the head spot was very visible: white on gray.

    KNowing this I put a number of black barred hens of various lineages ( tracing back to a black barred rooster) with a black Americana and a blue ameraucana. Both have red in their hackles.

    Will I have trouble sexing the chicks when the hens carry a hidden red?

    If both males are double black, I should not have any red chicks, correct? THese males are supposed to be pure bred . . . .


    I was planning to add silver laced wyandottes to the mix. THese chicks will not have a spot on the head, one will be silver based and the other not. I think I will need to hatch these eggs separate from the above eggs, correct?
     
  7. tadkerson

    tadkerson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Red not a problem.

    The chances are very small that you would hatch a red chick.

    You will be able to tell the difference between the sex linked chicks and the wyandotte chicks.

    Tim
     
  8. tadkerson

    tadkerson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was referring to offspring from a red sex linked cross. In order to obtain a egg production type male bird ( purebred for gold and dominant white) that can be used in a sex-linked cross, you will have to make one by crossing a red-sex linked male and female. Then select from the offspring the appropriate males. I know of no male American breed that will fit the bill. The bird would be a white tailed red. There are white tailed red female hybrids; red sex-links.

    Tim
     
  9. Tomtommom

    Tomtommom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The chick closest to the bucket was sold to me as a female sex-link... but it's not red, or black, and it's barred. What's the deal? [​IMG]

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    That's them at a day or two old. They were a chocolate brown, no red or black.
     
  10. farmerChef

    farmerChef Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks partridge, they look barred as chicks, the lacing comes it around 4 months, when thier adult feathers come in
     

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