White Leghorn Roo with Produciton Red Hen - Is this a sex-link?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by ThreeBoysChicks, Jan 29, 2009.

  1. ThreeBoysChicks

    ThreeBoysChicks Songster

    Sep 19, 2007
    Thurmont, MD
    White Leghorn Roo with Produciton Red Hen - Is this a sex-link? I did some research and did not find this to be a sex-link, but thought I would ask.

    The chick is white. Windering if we can tell if it is a boy or girl?

    Here is a picture of the chick yesterday sitting on my arm while ready BYC.

  2. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

    Jan 4, 2009
    Claremore, OK
    Looks like a female to me, but a white bird over a red bird won't produce a sex-link. All offspring "should" be white in that crossing.
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    Ed, are you back home now? Let me know when you'd like me to send you some eggs, buddy. The Orps are laying well.
    As far as being sexlinked, I dont think so. Cute little one.
  4. fancyfowl4ever

    fancyfowl4ever Songster

    Mar 17, 2008
    Cranbrook, BC, Canada
    It wont be a sexlink.
    The rooster has to have a red/buff gene and the mother a silver/barred gene in order for the resulting chicks to be sexlinked.
    Some white birds carry the silver gene thus paired with a red rooster produce sexlink chicks.

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