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PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2011 6:08 pm 
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this has me curious now - I have australorps aswell as light brahma could they used to sex chicks at hatch?


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2011 9:52 pm 
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Ok, I'm interested in trying this, I need some new girls for the layer pen and want to try the sex link crosses. I have a variety of purebred hens and roosters here and am sure I can try a few - but which pairings will work with what I've got?

I have 4 different Roosters - Light Sussex, Barred Plymouth Rock, Rhode Island Red, and Welsummer. Purebred hens I've got are Light Sussex, Barred Plymouth Rock, Rhode Island Red, Welsummer, and Brown Leghorn.

I've been researching a bit and found these pairings so far: RIR roo x Light Sussex hen, RIR roo x Barred Rock Hen, Light Sussex roo x Barred Rock hen. Are the RIR or Brown Leghorn/Wellie hens any use in making a sex linked pairing up? What about the Barred Rock roo or Welsummer roo? I've got 3 pens I can use, so I'd like to trial 3 different crosses. Can anybody help?

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2011 9:59 pm 
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i think you need to decide whether your birds are gold or silver based. this is a key. crossing two red coloured (gold) birds will not give you sex linked chicks.

read the examples given and determine whether they shold be a gold male over a silver female or the other way around. there should be enough examples in theis thread including those given in the first post to help you work this out

good luck, its great to get sex linked offspring.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 05, 2011 8:04 pm 
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Ok, I've done lots of reading, both here and on other sites and have just done the following pairings based on what I've seen mentioned -
1) RIR roo over Light Sussex hens
2) Light Sussex roo over Barred Rock Hens
I am a little unsure about using the Light Sussex roo with the Rocks - one site I found did refer to it ( http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=261208 ), but I've made the assumption that Light Sussex will work instead of using a Columbian Wyandotte or Silver Laced Wyandotte roo - giving pullets all black, cockerels with white spot on head (see table towards the bottom of the link page). Can anyone confirm that substituting a Light Sussex roo will work? Would I be better using my Welsummer Roo over the rock hens?
Thanks for your help!

*edited to add link and explain a bit better!*


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PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2011 9:46 am 
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Hi guys, I have a Light Sussex rooster and I was wondering what would happen if I breed him with some of my hens. I have White Leghorns, Isa Browns, and RIR's.

Has anyone bred these before? If so will the pullets be good layers?

Would you be able to tell the difference between the day-old males and females?

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2011 3:36 pm 
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Would this also work with Barneveldar roo instead of RIR? I assume they are both the same colour base.

I have Light Sussex hens and BV roo so maybe I should just give it a go. Any idea what colour chicks to expect?

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2011 5:30 pm 
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I did a bit of research on this and in theory it does produce sex-link chicks if you use a Barnevelder rooster and Light Sussex hens. The female chicks should be a buff/brown colour and the roosters white/grey. However I have never seen a Barnevelder x Light Sussex in real life.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 11:08 am 
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Hi every one just in need of some help as after reading some of the posts in this thread and on other site i am more confused then i started.

I read on another site never use a white leg horn for sex linking??

All i want to achieve is chicks at hatching that i can tell male from female. Just one simple cross. The spare hens i currently have are RIR. I read on the first post to put a golden legbar over these where i am located it would be like finding a hens teeth to find a legbar let alone a golden one. Is it possible to use a rooster of similar colouring eg a buff orpington or buff sussex?

Is my understanding right that the silver gene has to be on the female side? Will a white leghorn roo over RIR hens not produce chicks that you can tell the sex of at hatching?

What is the simplest cross possible to produced colour sexed chicks?

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 12:20 am 
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No it won't. The hen has to be silver based and the male gold based.

There seems to be some confusion as to White Leghorns being the the female half of a sex-link. Some people think it is possible but most others disagree. Because the White Leghorns are recessive white almost anything crossed with it is likely to be mostly white- both male and female.

I'm sure I have missed a few but here are some of the more common crosses used:

Gold Based Males:

Rhode Island Red
Red Sussex
Buff Sussex
Buff Orpington
Buff Leghorn
Brown Leghorn
Barnevelder
Welsummer
Buff Rock
Dark Indian Game

Silver Based Females:

Light Sussex
White Sussex
Rhode Island White
Silver laced Wyandotte
White Wyandotte? (not 100% sure)

So basically any one of the males (up the top) crossed with any one of the females(down the bottom) should give you Buff/Red/Brown pullets and Silver/White/Grey cockerels.

Apparently another way to produce sex-link chicks is any non-bared rooster crossed with a Barred Plymouth Rock hen. The Chicken Genetics Calculator ( http://kippenjungle.nl/kruising.html ) backs up this theory to.

There are other ways to sex-link apart from chick feather colour it also can be done with leg colouring.

Hope this helps :thumbs:

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 1:51 am 
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white leghorns are typically DOMINANT white based, not recessive white based, and these are two separate genes.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 10:18 am 
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Whoops new I'd get something wrong :roll: . Does it still apply that the first cross of a White Leghorn will be mostly white and therefore not sex-linked evan if they are dominant white? I did some research but couldn't remember if they were dominant or recessive.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2011 5:38 pm 
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very interesting :confused:


Last edited by jimkat on Sun Aug 07, 2011 1:52 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 06, 2011 1:23 pm 
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If you put a gold spangled hamburg rooster over silver spangled hens will the chicks be sex linked?

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 6:46 pm 
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Okie dokie..i'm as confused as ever now..i've just re read this whole subject and have done.
RIR rooster over Light sussex ( it is sexlinked true)
RIR rooster over Barred Rock (also sexlinked true)
I now want to know if I can do the white leghorn hen with the RIR Rooster and an Australorp Hen.

I have no use for the Australorp rooster with any of the sex linking do I?

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 8:18 pm 
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Is a Speckled Sussex a gold based breed?

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