Would a speckled sussex roo X white leghorn = sexlink?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by ninjascrub69, Jan 3, 2011.

  1. ninjascrub69

    ninjascrub69 Songster

    Aug 13, 2010
    Bloomingdale, MI
    I've never really paid much attention to sex-links, and i want to hatch out some of my own (so that i can cull the roos at a younger age)


    RAREROO Crowing

    Jul 22, 2009
    Alapaha, Ga
    Quote:Not likely, unless you had a strain of White Leghorns that had the right genes to make sexlinks, which would be Silver Duckwing or Columbian under the White, though most are Silver based Extended black or Birchin so they dont make sexable chicks, just White with black dots with a little red leakage as adults. So no, you shouldnt expect Sexlinks from White Leghorns.

    RIWs, Delawares, or anything begining with Light, Columbian, or Silver in the name would all be Silver gened hens that you could use with your SS roo and make Sexlinks. If you look on the first page of the Sexlink thread you will see the ones i made with my SS roo and hatchery RIW hens. https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=375015
    Last edited: Jan 3, 2011

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