Sexlink chicks what color will they be?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Stazia86, Sep 2, 2009.

  1. Stazia86

    Stazia86 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have black sexlinks and red sexlink eggs in my bator along with some ee's and RIR.
    My question is what color will they be when they hatch? will the redSL be red if they're girls and white if they're boys? And what about the blackSL? will girls be different colors than the boys?[​IMG]
     
  2. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Are the eggs the result of a sex-link mating, or are they eggs laid by sex-linked hens?
     
  3. Stazia86

    Stazia86 Out Of The Brooder

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    No the hens were sexlinks already. But i just e-mailed the lady i got them from and it dawned on me....she has a white (maybe i'll even venture to say a "splash" white with grey flecks on his hackles) rooster.
    so i would imagine the chicks are going to probably be mixed colors. unless black is a more dominant feature? I am really new to this whole breeding, hatching thing. but i just can't wait! i i want to know what thet're giong to look like...or at least a rough estimate. Watch on hatch day they will turn out to be purple, just because i'm trying to find out what colors i have...lol;)
     
  4. ella

    ella Chillin' With My Peeps

    If the parents are sexlinks the chicks will not be.

    But they're sure to be cute and fluffy. [​IMG]
     
  5. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Because of the genetics involved in creation of a sex-link, it is difficult to predict the outcome of their offspring
     

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