what is a sexlink?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by random, Feb 6, 2009.

  1. random

    random Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what does sexlink mean? i gather something to do with breeding but thats about it
     
  2. nzpouter

    nzpouter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    certain genetic trait only being passed to certain gender of offsprings, ex, barred rock hen x black roo, all barred progeny = rooster.
     
  3. random

    random Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] huh? [​IMG] i dont get it [​IMG] ...sorry
     
  4. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    A chicken that can be sexed at birth by virtue of the color at birth. there are several variations.
     
  5. nzpouter

    nzpouter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yeah.. what he said..[​IMG]
     
  6. Sissy

    Sissy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree ...
     
  7. Henk69

    Henk69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sexlinked inheritance means for chickens:

    Males have 2 sex chromosomes, females only have one.
    The opposite situation as for mammals.

    The females get their one sex chromosome always from their father.
    No sexlinked traits are inherited from their mother.

    The females always express those sexlinked traits because there is only one copy,
    no suppressing copy on the chromosome from the other parent as in autosomal inheritance.

    The dams only pass their sex chromosome to their sons.

    So, yes, what they say... [​IMG]
     

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