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Rhode Island over Ancona - sex-linked coloration??

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Hi all,

Has anyone crossed a RIR roo with Ancona hens? Was the result autosexing? Really hope it is, but would like to know before trying it out.

Thanks so much.



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It would depend on if the ancona is a silver carrier. But as they are basically a black bird genetically, while the offspring may theoretically be sex linked, the difference between a black bird with a silver base and one with a gold base at hatching is not evident.

So in short, no not a cross that would produce a sec link. A rhode island red cock bird on a white or silver leghorn hen would work though if you are wanting a light egg layer.

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