Sex Links?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by rnoyster, Nov 19, 2010.

  1. rnoyster

    rnoyster Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 20, 2009
    Conway, South Carolina
    Hey all, I have been thinking of raising some sex link hens for egg production only and have been wondering if I may be able to use my orps of different colors to get some sex linked birds instead of buying different hens and roos. Durrently I have blacks, blues and buffs and have some whites in the bator. What do you all think?
  2. txcarl1258

    txcarl1258 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 11, 2010
    Honestly I don't think its possible with what you have. I think now don't quote me on this that to make them you have to use a red or buff roo with recessive white hens that have the silver gene. I know that if they cuckoo Orpingtons you could use them with a solid colored roo to make sex links. Hopefully someone with a little better knowledge of genetics will come along and clear things up for you.

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