Would it be possible?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Tanichca, Jan 13, 2011.

  1. Tanichca

    Tanichca Sparkle Magnet

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    So i have heard that if you mix the buff gene with the barred gene you get sex-linked babies. So, hypothetically, if you mixed a buff silkie with a cuckoo silkie, you would get sex-linked silkies, right? Sorry im just a bit rambley, been thinking about this for a few days...
     
  2. SpringChickens

    SpringChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yup [​IMG] As long as the barred silkie was the mother and the buff was the father.

    Actually, anything over a barred female will be sex-linked.
     
  3. Tanichca

    Tanichca Sparkle Magnet

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    Thats it, i need a cuckoo silkie hen ASAP! [​IMG]
     
  4. RAREROO

    RAREROO Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Its not a matter of mixing the "buff" gene with the barring gene, its crossing any Non Barred( and non white too since you dont know what genes they are masking) ROO with any Barred HENS, it has to be in that order, So yes you could cross any color sikie roo you want as long as he isnt cuckoo and not white, (though the whites may work if the arent masking barring,) with cuckoo hens and get sexlinks.
     
  5. Tanichca

    Tanichca Sparkle Magnet

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    this is a fascinating study on genetics... do you think it would count as a biology credit if i asked very nicely and recorded the results? [​IMG]
     
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    RAREROO Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Haha That would be great if we could do that. I could really use a biology credit for my genetics posts and experiments too.
     
  7. Tanichca

    Tanichca Sparkle Magnet

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    Plus my Dad is an ex-biology teacher, so he loves it when us kids make up studies and present theses... now since hes school admin i bet he could get me an in! I need a cuckoo silkie though....
     

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