Sexlinks?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by cyndiscof, Jan 17, 2014.

  1. cyndiscof

    cyndiscof Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a black copper marans rooster and BR hens. Will chicks be sexlinks?
     
  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Dark Sider Premium Member

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    Yep, they will. All the males will hatch with a spot on their head.
     
  3. cyndiscof

    cyndiscof Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the reply!
     
  4. cyndiscof

    cyndiscof Out Of The Brooder

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    Another question about BCM/BR sexlinks! what color will chicks be other than white spot on males heads?
     
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Your chicks will be black. The hens may get some of the copper leakage around the neck, or may not. Same for the roosters, may have some leakage on neck/wing areas.
     
  6. 1tifsunkip1

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    so is the sexlink boy/girl coloring 100% at birth?
     
  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Yep. It's a genetic thing so should hold true. That said, you can have a bird with a funky genetic makeup where that individual bird might not be what you thought, or some other issue, but if you use the breeds from tadkerson's chart you can't go wrong.
     
  8. 1tifsunkip1

    1tifsunkip1 Out Of The Brooder

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    thank you for insight. i now have 2 and they are awesome. also have 4 other hens of various breeds and the waiting to be sure they were hens was nerve wracking! we got lucky the first time and will now probably stick with sexlinks.
     
  9. carrief8463

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    If speckled sussex rooster with barred rock hen produces black sexlinks will a dominique hen work also?
     
  10. YourCuteChicken

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    4 of my chickens are sexlinks. I have to say one of the hens acts so much like a rooster.
     

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