Silver and gold; can you sex a chick by presence of both?

Trish1974

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I have a 4 week old chick that I believe I see both silver and gold genes in. The white lines throughout its body means silver, right? And the brown towards the back of its wings means gold, right? So if that is correct is it safe to assume this is a cockerel?
 

CountryFlock

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The brown is just leakage.

In a rooster:
S/S = white
S/s = Yellow (mixture between gold and silver)
s/s = The orange/gold color

Hens can only be S/- (Silver) or s/- (gold).

That bird is either S/S or S/- if it’s a pullet.

So if it was S/s (heterozygous for silver) the white coloring in that chicken would be yellow colored.
 

Trish1974

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The brown is just leakage.

In a rooster:
S/S = white
S/s = Yellow (mixture between gold and silver)
s/s = The orange/gold color

Hens can only be S/- (Silver) or s/- (gold).

That bird is either S/S or S/- if it’s a pullet.

So if it was S/s (heterozygous for silver) the white coloring in that chicken would be yellow colored.
Thank you!
 

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