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Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by carriehelene, Sep 17, 2009.

  1. carriehelene

    carriehelene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you cross a barred rock with a red sex-link? I know it's a mutt- but can you color sex with this breeding?
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    you get a mutt chicken and any pullets from the paring will most likely be good layers.
     
  3. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

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    Unfortunately, they will not produced sex-linked birds though.

    If the rooster is barred, then 50% of the chicks will be barred, and 50% will be white.

    If the hen is barred, 50% will be white and it will produce black females and barred males.

    I guess it will be sex-linked with the latter, but you won't know the sex if they are white.
     
  4. blackdotte

    blackdotte Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If the rooster is barred, then 50% of the chicks will be barred, and 50% will be white.

    Sorry all the chicks will be barred if the cock bird is homozygous, and
    if heterozygous you will get ½ each barred or black,
    David​
     
  5. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

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    Quote:Sorry all the chicks will be barred if the cock bird is homozygous, and
    if heterozygous you will get ½ each barred or black,
    David

    Not according to the chicken calculator. Whether not it's true to the real thing, I don't know, but I have much faith in it. You have to consider what other genetics are on the hen's side. If you have questions, just ask the maker. He is a member here.

    ETA: That may be true for BLACK sex-links, but this is a cross between a Red sex-link and a Barred Rock. Completely different.
     
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  6. Krys109uk

    Krys109uk Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yotr, I think you're right.

    Barred Rock male: E/E, S/S, B/B,

    Red sex link something like: eWh/eWh, s+/-, Co/Co, (poss Db?) Mh/mh+, I/i+

    Shan't write for s+,co+,mh+, (or db+).

    Gives E/eWh, S/s+, B/b+, I/i+ = white birds (possible faint barring)

    & E/eWh, S/s+, B/b+, i+/i+ = black barred
     

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