Sex links.

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by wayneh, Jul 3, 2011.

  1. wayneh

    wayneh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My understanding is, breed 2 different types chicks and when they hatch the color of the chick indicates what sex the chicks are.
    If this understanding is correct, then if we breed a white leghorn and a RIR. will the pullets be red or white, or some other combination?
    thanks, we are thinking about setting a hen and would love to cross and be able to tell the roo's from the hens.
     
  2. snyd08

    snyd08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    uhhhhmmm no. sex linking does not work this way. sometimes you may stumble across a sexlink that you "made" mixing purebreds but not like that.i bred a New hampshire red to a white leghorn and got what looks like the california whites. no sexlink. white rocks crossed with rirs in some form WILL produce a sexlink but youll need to figure that out cause imm not so sure.
     
  3. cmfarm

    cmfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you do a search on hear about sex links you will find some posts that say if you breed what to what to get sex links. I was wondering about what you need to make them too and find the answer doing a search.
     
  4. ChicKat

    ChicKat Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    There are more sexlinks than I first realized, I'm sure that your search of this forum will find them.

    Some of the most frequently encountered are:

    the RIR rooster to the RI White hen which produces a sexlink with reddish-buff females and whitish yellow males.
    the RIR rooster to the Barred Rock female which produces all black chicks the females solid black and the males have a white dot on top their heads.
     
    Last edited: Jul 3, 2011

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