OK, I have read the sticky and I read question 3: Q 3 Can I use any kind of sex linked hen or sex linked rooster ( black sex linked or red sex linked) to produce sex linked chicks? A. NO So here is my question. I have a dozen Red Star hens which are sex link hens. I also have just one rooster - an Americana - at least that's what he looks like. I finally decided to try to hatch some eggs to see what I would get. I managed to get three very light colored chicks and two very dark chicks. Did the sex link pass on or can you get females of very different colors with the same parents?