Silver Genes

SunnySideUpGUAM

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Jan 3, 2016
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Im not too sure if anyone has asked yet, but is there any breed that all hens are for sure a silver gene hens? Is there a way to tell if a white hen is a river hen? Or do you always have to test each white hen first before using her to create a red sex link?
 

Blackberry18

Songster
Mar 25, 2015
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Thanks blackberry I'm thinking delawares, but are some Rhode Island Whites dominant or recessive white?
I'm not for sure on that, but they would have to recessive, because dominant white can't work in a sex-linked cross (all the offspring would be white, assuming the hen is homozygous for white. Heterozygous might work on a couple of birds, but in either case, the breeder would probably think he hatched all males
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