What kind of chick

Hooshie

Chirping
Jan 13, 2016
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St. Louis County, MO
My roo is an ameraucana, my two hens are a Bard rock, and a black sex link. I want to know if anyone has pictures or could describe what kind of chicks would each of my hens make if they mated with my roo.

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SpringPeeper

Songster
5 Years
Apr 5, 2014
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Northern California
Over your Rocks, he'd make more black sex link chicks (mixed breed, the girls will be black, the boys barred, they might have beards like the rooster). Over your sex link, I think it would just be all black chicks.
 
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junebuggena

Crowing
Apr 17, 2015
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Your rooster is an Easter Egger, not Ameraucana. He looks like he's got a silver base color, and a blue dilute gene for black. About half the chicks will be blue. The barred hens will produce black/blue sexlink chicks. Any chicks with a white spot on the back of the head will be male. The black sexlink hen will likely produce all solid black or blue chicks.
Female offspring may lay either green or brown eggs.
 

SpringPeeper

Songster
5 Years
Apr 5, 2014
840
64
176
Northern California
Your rooster is an Easter Egger, not Ameraucana. He looks like he's got a silver base color, and a blue dilute gene for black. About half the chicks will be blue. The barred hens will produce black/blue sexlink chicks. Any chicks with a white spot on the back of the head will be male. The black sexlink hen will likely produce all solid black or blue chicks.
Female offspring may lay either green or brown eggs.
Didn't notice the dilute!
 

Hooshie

Chirping
Jan 13, 2016
19
1
57
St. Louis County, MO
Your rooster is an Easter Egger, not Ameraucana. He looks like he's got a silver base color, and a blue dilute gene for black. About half the chicks will be blue. The barred hens will produce black/blue sexlink chicks. Any chicks with a white spot on the back of the head will be male. The black sexlink hen will likely produce all solid black or blue chicks. 
Female offspring may lay either green or brown eggs.


Can you explain the blue dilute gene to me??
 

junebuggena

Crowing
Apr 17, 2015
23,102
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Long Beach, WA
It's the dominant dilute gene that affects black coloring. Black birds have no dilute gene. Blues have one copy of the dilute gene. Splash have two copies of the dilute gene. It's the gene that produces your rooster's gray (blue) coloring.
 

BantamLover21

Crowing
7 Years
Jul 24, 2013
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Your rooster is an Easter Egger, not Ameraucana. He looks like he's got a silver base color, and a blue dilute gene for black. About half the chicks will be blue. The barred hens will produce black/blue sexlink chicks. Any chicks with a white spot on the back of the head will be male. The black sexlink hen will likely produce all solid black or blue chicks.
Female offspring may lay either green or brown eggs.
Agreed
 

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