Silkie Sexlink

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by henmad, Sep 24, 2011.

  1. henmad

    henmad Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi. I have a few Silkie cross Chicks. The Rooster is the Silkie and the Hen a Pekin.

    I believe the shank colour (color) is a sex linked trait in Silkie crosses, but I'm not sure how it goes.

    Chick 1. Green Black Shanks
    Chick 2. Has White Shanks
    Chick 3. Has Black Shanks

    Can anyone tell me for sure if they are Pullets and/or Cockerels.

    Thanks So Much.

    Chick One
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    Chick Two
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    Chick Three
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  2. Cattitude

    Cattitude Chillin' With My Peeps

    It may be a sex-linked characteristic in Silkie-Pekin crosses, but it is definitely not in Silkie-X-Ameraucana crosses. I've hatched several dozens of those and the first generation all had black/slate shanks. Sorry bout that.
     

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