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Sex-linked Silkie?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by chicken2010, Oct 16, 2010.

  1. chicken2010

    chicken2010 Out Of The Brooder

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    I had a black silkie cockerel crossed with a buff silkie and we ended up with some partridge, buff and black. I'd just like to ask if the colours are sex-linked? as in the blacks are male because they look quite like the father and the buffs are females like the mother? does anyone have experience and know if this is possibly true?
    thanks! [​IMG]
     
  2. chicken2010

    chicken2010 Out Of The Brooder

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    bump....
     
  3. henney penny

    henney penny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would say no,because I have breed black and buff and got partridge and both sexes in the dark and the light colors
     
  4. chicken2010

    chicken2010 Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Thanks! [​IMG] how did you tell if they were male or female could I just ask?
     
  5. chicken2010

    chicken2010 Out Of The Brooder

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    anyone else?...
     
  6. featherbaby

    featherbaby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    With silkies you can never be sure until someone crows or lays an egg. I've had some that showed the swept-back head feathers of a roo as early as 4 months and some that I couldn't tell until they were 10-12 months. Some just mature earlier than others, no specific color has any bearing on this.
     
  7. chicken2010

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    Quote:OK, thanks its just that the colours similar to the father act more like males and the buffs act more like hens:lol:
     

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