Splash Bantam Cochins Sex Linked???

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Jarhead, Apr 14, 2009.

  1. Jarhead

    Jarhead Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know this sounds weird, but my wife tried the pendulum sexing thing on some eggs we were hatching. I know it is in no way scientific, but she thinks she has the touch since her grandmother is some kind of witch and never gets it wrong with a pendulum - just kidding her grandmother is just a little witchy, she is OK [​IMG]

    Anyway, she put together a spreadsheet of the eggs and the supposed expected sex of each as an experiment. We hatched a mixed lot of 10 eggs so identifying the chicks/birds would be easier. We bought the eggs from a BYCer and they were nice enough to label them as to the breed/color. They hatched yesterday, I noticed that the 4 splash bantam cochins (easy to tell which they were, since we only set those 4 bantam eggs). All 4 were as doing really well and are spunky. 2 of these my wife marked as male and 2 as female from her little pendulum thingy. I noticed that 2 of the 4 are gray, and the other 2 are yellow with little gray spots. Could this be a sex linked trait (assuming my wife's pendulum is accurate, and I know that's a big if - I am not convinced it works). Anybody have any thoughts?
     
  2. Krys109uk

    Krys109uk Chillin' With My Peeps

    Two friends of mine did an experiment with a pendulum, as so many people swear by it. One was certain it worked the other was less than sure. They did the pendulum thing over very every chick they hatched that season & recorded the results. At the end of the season the results showed the pendulum to be approx 60% accurate.

    But perhaps it is different for different people & maybe some people are 'better' at that type of thing than others?
     
  3. Jarhead

    Jarhead Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think the pendulum is pretty cheesy myself, but the coloring of the peeps is what got my attention.
     
  4. briana1975

    briana1975 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is so funny. Yesterday I picked up 5 more Buff Orps and the gentleman that I was getting them from did that. I asked him what he was doing and he said checking to see if they were females. I thought to myself well that is strange. But I guess more people do this. I remember someone trying this on me when I was pregnet and they said I was having a girl. No girls in my house 3 boys.
     
  5. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    The thing is, the pendulum swing, and all other old wives tales on guessing gender is accurate--50% of the time. (more or less, [​IMG] )
     
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  6. StrawberryHouseMouse

    StrawberryHouseMouse Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 23, 2009
    Cleveland, Tennessee
    My mom and grandma do that all the time for random crap. when I was pregnate they did it on me. The gender was obviously determined by weither it went in a circle or back and forth. I find it stupid.
     
  7. Jarhead

    Jarhead Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think I made too much out of the pendulum, everyone is talking about it [​IMG]

    What I am really curious about is the genetics, are or can splash be sex linked? Or is it just random coloring of the chicks? I will get a pick in the morning, but like I said 2 are gray and look like blue chicks and 2 are yellow with small gray marks. It was just the stupid pendulum that got me thinking about it [​IMG]
     
  8. Krys109uk

    Krys109uk Chillin' With My Peeps

    but like I said 2 are gray and look like blue chicks and 2 are yellow with small gray marks. It was just the stupid pendulum that got me thinking about it

    I can't see that they would be sex linked.....two grey, if they're properly grey, could be blue rather than splash?​
     
  9. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    BLue (which is the gene for splash) is not sex-linked
     

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