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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by niasham, Nov 15, 2012.
2nd vs 1st? Which do I want or does it matter?
First generation are the only ones that are actually "sex-linked", i.e. the sex is linked to the gender. It's how you guarantee you're getting all females.
When you breed sex links together, for a second generation, you get a mix of red and white birds and you lose the connection between color and gender. Birds of both genders will be various shades of red and white. They still lay quite well, but you lose the ability to sex them at hatch by sight.
Thanks for responding! Oh ok. Would it change the temperament I"m worried about noise? Which is why I chose the breed.
Not so much. They'll only be noisier to speak of if you get a rooster
AWESOME thank you soooo much for your help Can't wait to get my chickys! 2nd gen and all