Would a cross between a lav. orp and a cuckoo marans=sex-link chicks?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Lark Rise, Jan 5, 2012.

  1. Lark Rise

    Lark Rise Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If put my 2 cuckoo marans hens in with the lavender orpington roo, would their chicks be sex-linked?
    Thanks. [​IMG]
     
  2. Ducks and Banny hens

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    Yes! [​IMG]
     
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  3. rirbrahma

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    Males would be cuckoo & females solid. [​IMG]
     
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  4. Lark Rise

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    I want to make sure I get this right, so, the females would be solid lavender and the males will be cuckoo. Cool!! [​IMG] Thanks!!


    ETA: Oh, what color eggs will the resulting hens lay....or is that even possible to know?
     
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  5. Lark Rise

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    Oh dear, I forgot to mention that the hens are golden cuckoo marans. Will that make a difference?
     
  6. Ducks and Banny hens

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    Quote:No, lavender is not a sexlinked color. Hens will be black.
     
  7. Ducks and Banny hens

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    Quote:No it doesn't. The Black underneath the lavender is dominant to the birchen underneath the cuckoo.
     
  8. rirbrahma

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    Maybe med- drk brown.
     
  9. Lark Rise

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    Ok, just so I understand this correctly, because I'm totally clueless about this:

    Lavender Orp roo X Golden Cuckoo Marans hen

    Black chicks=hens
    Birchen chicks= roos
     
  10. farmerChef

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    You would have to breed the chicks together, or back to the lav to get lav chicks, but they wouldn't be sexlinked. Lav is ressive and both parents have to have a copy of the gene
     

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