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Would either cross produce a sexlink?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by itsy, May 8, 2016.

  1. itsy

    itsy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I know nothing about genetics. I have chickens hatching today (just went into lockdown and I've had two pop out, go figure). Father is a blue Isbar. Mamas are either cuckoo orpington or a red sexlink. Is there any chance that I'd have any sexlink chicks in the hatch with either of these crosses?
     
  2. dekel18042

    dekel18042 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is the father barred? If so, you won't have sex links. If your cuckoo orpington is barred and the father not, the daughters will be a solid color and the boys wil be barred. They should have a head spot when hatched so you should be able to sex them right away. Of course, to muddy the waters, the spots could be so small as to be nonexistent, but hopebully you can tell them apart.
     
  3. itsy

    itsy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Which gender will have the spot and which gender will not? Thanks for your help! I didn't think blue isbars came barred, so I'm thinking they will be sexlink....
     
  4. dekel18042

    dekel18042 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If the mother is barred the father isn't, the sons will be barred and have a head spot upon hatching.
     
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  5. itsy

    itsy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you! I'm looking forward to seeing them dry.
     
  6. itsy

    itsy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well that's an interesting turn of events. One of the chicks was just born with black skin and feet. I know the woman I got the two hens from also has silkies, so now I'm wondering if my girls were also mated by a silkie roo.

    Another question that I should probably already know the answer to. If the girls mated with the Isbar rooster and the silkie rooster, are there still odds that the resulting offspring will be from both roosters? Or do I just assume that the one hen is laying eggs from the silkie and the other is still potentially laying eggs from the Isbar?
     
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    itsy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The other two so far are mainly black with yellow wing tips and a little yellow on the belly with pink skin.
     

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