So as per usual I have been doing a lot of reading and my newest area of interest is sex link birds but that leads me to some questions. Mainly, why sex link birds? #1 Why would one wish to breed sex link birds rather than purebred birds? Aside from the obvious advantage of being able to easily sex them at birth? #2 Is there a list of pros and cons to having sex link birds? #3 I was reading that crossing two sex link birds does not lead to the babies being sex link chicks. In this case what are the babies, just mutts? #4 I was reading another thread, sex link information, and saw a list of chickens that will produce Red or Black sex link chicks but I don't know if that was complete so I was wondering if a sex link can be made from breeding a Buff Orpington roster over a Silver Laced Wyandotte hen? What about a RIR roster over a Dominique hen? I ask because between my mother and I these are the breeds we have and are curious about hatching some chicks in the future and was weighing the pros and cons of keeping them separate or mixing them. As I said, I have just recently discovered this and have been reading but it seems there is tons of more technical information out there but the basics are missing or at least they are harder to find. That or my google-fu is weak. Any information that can be shared would be much appreciated.