Wyandotte crosses?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by dragonjaze, Mar 24, 2011.

  1. dragonjaze

    dragonjaze Out Of The Brooder

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    Forgive me for asking this if it's already been hashed to death, but I did a search and was overwhelmed with posts and couldn't sort it all out.

    What would the offspring of a mixed flock of gold-laced wyandottes and silver-laced wyandottes look like?

    I'm sure I'd get a few true chicks of each, unless the roos really didn't like their own ladies [​IMG] Just wondering what the new generation would look like if the roos wandered "to the other side" occasionally:cool:
     
  2. BCBrian

    BCBrian Out Of The Brooder

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    If the hen is silver laced, and the cock gold laced then the mating is called a "sex-linked" mating - and the colours and genders will reverse in the young. The hens will be gold laced (and true breeding) , and the roosters will be silver laced but carrying gold.It's supposed to be a yellowish colour with black lacing. Only cocks can "carry" another colour - because they have two genes for colour, hens are what they are - having only one colour gene - they can't carry the other colour.

    I've asked if anyone can post a picture of a Silver rooster, carrying gold on another thread - but so far no one has come up with one.

    If the cock is silver - and the hen is gold - then all cocks produced will be those yellowy golds - carrying the silver gene. The hens of such a mating will all be true breeding silvers.

    Hope this helps.
     
  3. dragonjaze

    dragonjaze Out Of The Brooder

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    oh, that is awesome info, thanks!!

    at least I'd be able to tell which daddy did what [​IMG]
     
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