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#98268 - 08/11/11 01:05 PM Cream Legbar X Welsummer is this a sex-link
ssc Offline
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Registered: 08/07/11
Posts: 83
Loc: uk
Please forgive me I know nothing about genetics but I understand that both CLB and Welsummer are sex linked breeds

If I put a CLB male with welsummer females (to hopefully get olive or khaki coloured eggs?) will the chicks be sex linked?

Many thanks for any help

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#98275 - 08/12/11 04:48 AM Re: Cream Legbar X Welsummer is this a sex-link [Re: ssc]
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Welsummer is not really sex-linked. There is a difference between the sexes in some lines in the length of the eyestripe, but it is not 100% reliable. To make the sex-link out of these two you should do exactly the opposite(ie CLB female), but I don't know how much difference it will show. But it should show at least something.

I don't know about UK, but here in Denmark olive eggs are not that easy to sell. People think they are rotten or something.

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#98276 - 08/12/11 05:35 AM Re: Cream Legbar X Welsummer is this a sex-link [Re: Wieslaw]
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Registered: 08/07/11
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Loc: uk
Thanks - I will let you know how I get on.

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