Sex-linking an australorp?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by jwilson48, Oct 16, 2012.

  1. jwilson48

    jwilson48 Out Of The Brooder

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    is it possible? i have a male australorp and i do not want to get rid of him. he is very friendly and i raised him from a day old. i would love to be able to sex my chicks. are there any breeds of hens i could breed with him that would have sex link chicks?
     
  2. nicalandia

    nicalandia Overrun With Chickens

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    use Barred hens(cuckoo, Crele) on him and you will get black hens and Barred boys, the boys will have a white/cream dot on their heads
     
  3. jwilson48

    jwilson48 Out Of The Brooder

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    i have a couple barred rock hens. so these would work? i tried to research this myself but it got way too complicated for my simple mind!
     
  4. nicalandia

    nicalandia Overrun With Chickens

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    yes
     
  5. TurtlePowerTrav

    TurtlePowerTrav T.K.'s Farm

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    To ensure the sex-linking you will need to put them into a breeding pen so you don't get eggs from other hens.
     
  6. jwilson48

    jwilson48 Out Of The Brooder

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    yes i planned on doing that when i decide to sex link. don't plan on it until next spring but who knows i did just get a new incubator!
     

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