Sexlink Q's

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by farmerChef, Jan 23, 2011.

  1. farmerChef

    farmerChef Songster

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    I know certain sexlinks have names, like RedStar or Gold Comet, but to you have to have certain breeds to make sexlinks, or can you just have certain colors? What colors/breeds can you breed to make sexlinks? What colors will the chicks be? Will the color of the offspring be opposite from the parents? Red rooster + White hen = red hens and white roos?

    I have a barred hen, will any roo I breed to her make sexlinks?what color would the chicks be?

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  2. sunnychooks

    sunnychooks Songster

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  3. Staceyfeindt

    Staceyfeindt In the Brooder

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    Not sure on all your questions but I do know, from reading, that when you beed sex links together you DO NOT get sexlink-able chicks! So beware! They won't be able to be sex by color like the parents were.
     
  4. shchinchillas

    shchinchillas Chirping

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    Adding onto the last persons post: One of my black sex links went missing (and broody). Our roosters at the time were also sex link. She had some pretty neat chicks, 6 blacks and 4 whites. They are now 10 weeks old and the whites look almost like a barred rock. The blacks look similar to her, but have some reddish coloring in with their black. We lucked out and had 10 hens.
     
  5. Cowgirl71

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    SunnyChooks link is taken from Tadkerson's page on BYC, and is the #1 most informative thing I have found on making sexlinks. Here's the BYC link: https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=261208

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    you have any questions after reading this, please let me know! [​IMG]

    You don't need certain breeds per se, but you do need certain colors. White is a rather complicated color, because it can be masking barring, black, etc.

    You can cross just about any non-white non-barred rooster with a barred hen and make sexlinks.
     

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