White Chanteclers, recessive or dominant white?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Georgia Boy 1970, Dec 30, 2010.

  1. Georgia Boy 1970

    Georgia Boy 1970 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Does anyone know if white chanteclers are recessive or dominant white?
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  2. RAREROO

    RAREROO Overrun With Chickens

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    They should be Recessive White.
     
  3. draye

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    Quote:So does this mean that they would be good for a sexlink cross?
     
  4. RAREROO

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    Quote:So does this mean that they would be good for a sexlink cross?

    No, they need to be silver gened to work for a Sexlink cross and since the other Chantecler colors are Partridge, Buff, and Red which are all gold gened and the Whites should be masking one of these colors, then they are most likly gold gened. And then if so then technically the roosters would work on the Silver hens to make Sexlinks.

    And the roosters could also be bred on barred hens to make black sexlinks.
     
  5. draye

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    Quote:So does this mean that they would be good for a sexlink cross?

    No, they need to be silver gened to work for a Sexlink cross and since the other Chantecler colors are Partridge, Buff, and Red which are all gold gened and the Whites should be masking one of these colors, then they are most likly gold gened. And then if so then technically the roosters would work on the Silver hens to make Sexlinks.

    And the roosters could also be bred on barred hens to make black sexlinks.

    Okay, thanks. I just do not understand the white thing I guess, silver, recessive, dominant. All a mystery to me, [​IMG]
     
  6. RAREROO

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    Quote:No, they need to be silver gened to work for a Sexlink cross and since the other Chantecler colors are Partridge, Buff, and Red which are all gold gened and the Whites should be masking one of these colors, then they are most likly gold gened. And then if so then technically the roosters would work on the Silver hens to make Sexlinks.

    And the roosters could also be bred on barred hens to make black sexlinks.

    Okay, thanks. I just do not understand the white thing I guess, silver, recessive, dominant. All a mystery to me, [​IMG]

    Read my first post in this thread and I have a big ol eplaination of the three Whites. https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=430486 If you need anything else cleared up, feel free to ask.
     

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