Sex Linked Silver/Gold

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by DawnSuiter, Feb 20, 2009.

  1. DawnSuiter

    DawnSuiter Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hi, sorry... not sure where on earth this is but I'm sure it's here somewhere but whats the outcome of crossing a gold laced roo over silver hens?
     
  2. MoodyChicken

    MoodyChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cross a silver hen to a gold male = gold female and silver male chicks

    I don't think the opposite cross results in sex-linked chicks... I might be wrong though.
     
  3. DawnSuiter

    DawnSuiter Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yes! That is what I was hoping for!
    Thank you!!!
     
  4. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    Quote:It works the opposite too. Silver male over gold female = silver female and gold male chicks.

    However the cockerels from both of these crosses will also carry the silver/gold gene too and should not be used for breeding.
     
  5. Henk69

    Henk69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    pips&peeps :

    It works the opposite too. Silver male over gold female = silver female and gold male chicks.

    NO!​
     
  6. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    Quote:NO!

    Yes, according to the KIP calculator.

    http://home.hetnet.nl/~h.meijers69/kruising.html

    Just put a silver duckwing rooster over a gold duckwing hen and it will show you the results.

    Or put a gold duckwing rooster over a silver duckwing hen.....
     
  7. DawnSuiter

    DawnSuiter Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm crossing a GLW Rooster over SLW Hens

    So I will get Gold Pullets and Silver Cockerels

    which is just GREAT [​IMG]

    Now... however, both the silvers & the golds will now carry a gene for both right? So then THEIR offspring could always throw one or the other color even if they are mated to their own same color...

    is that right? so that the offspring are good for backyard flocks but not so great for breeding because they might throw an off color in their offspring?
     
  8. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    The cockerels from this cross will carry both genes, the females will only carry one or the other.
     
  9. Henk69

    Henk69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    pips&peeps :

    Quote:NO!

    Yes, according to the KIP calculator.

    http://home.hetnet.nl/~h.meijers69/kruising.html

    Just put a silver duckwing rooster over a gold duckwing hen and it will show you the results.

    Or put a gold duckwing rooster over a silver duckwing hen.....​

    It sais GOLDEN. That is het silver, yellowish at most. See the image.
    I knew the use of the fancy words would be tricky.
    GOLD is non silver. People call it black breasted red but genetically it is just how GOLD s+/(s+) looks.
     
  10. Henk69

    Henk69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:No. The hens are always purebreed silver or gold. Gold (not "golden") can not hide the silver gene.
    The crossling cockerels can produce silver and gold hens though.
     

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