Who has a good grasp on Sexlink Genetics?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Wolf-Kim, Feb 21, 2009.

  1. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    (this is not part of the egglaying question/ so it is not a douple post)

    Does anyone have a good grasp on how a sex link cross is formed? I know what the common sexlink crosses are like the RIR/RIW, but I would like someone who is very knowledgeable on the actual genetics of this.

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  2. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Been breeding sex link colors in birds for years, cockatiels,parakeets,peafowls,and pigeons.

    Just a few facts the males can carry a sex link color, females can NOT carry sex link colors hidden.
     
  3. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Okay, cool! I was wondering if white leghorns and any color of Ameraucana, that would create a sexlink result?

    I know there are certain genes, but I don't quite understand the genetics to figure it out for myself. [​IMG]

    -Kim
     
  4. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    The red color is a sexlink color. So if you have a red rooster Ameraucana cross with white hen = red or golden hens and white rooster chicks. the red will need to be from pure reds.

    Should be able to cross a NH or RIR rooster with a pure white Ameraucana hen=same red pullets and white rooster.
     
  5. flyingmonkeypoop

    flyingmonkeypoop Overrun With Chickens

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    I know that some people use the BBR colored EE cocks with barred hens or silver based hens and get sexlinks. You can use BBR/light brown cocks on sexlink barred hens or silver hens (silver leghorn type) or some others and get sexlinks too.
     
  6. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay! Thanks a ton! I have only a slight grasp on sexlink genetics when it comes to chickens. I know how they work, I just didn't know the specifics of the breeds I was wanting to work with and/or their colors.

    Thanks everyone!
    -Kim
     
  7. Henk69

    Henk69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Note that white is NOT a sexlinked color, but silver is.
    Birds are rarely full silver but they can be silver and white.
    But white can also be covering a gold bird.
     
  8. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Quote:Right white is not, but albino is. White can also mask a color. I have white peacocks that mask the sexlink color peach.

    Also the hen used to produce chicks you can sex at day old are not sexlink colors, Only the Males.
     
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  9. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I understand that. So I guess the question is, do White/Production Leghorns have the silver?

    -Kim
     
  10. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

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    does a barred roo over a solid hen create a sex link?
     

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