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If the trait is recessive and on the male chromosome (Y), then it is impossible for females to get it since they do not possess a Y chromosome.

If you meant a recessive sex-linked trait on the X chromosome (like male pattern baldness), then males are still more likely to get it since they only receive one X chromosome and if it is affected they would automatically have the trait (whereas females have 2 copies and would only have the trait if both parents passed on chromosomes containing the recessive allele.)

Females can be carriers, though. If they are a carrier (have one affected X chromosome) for the trait then their male children would have a 50% chance of inheriting the trait and their female children would have a 50% chance of becoming carriers.

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usually because they are X linked, meaning they appear on the x chromosome.

If there is only one X, then the gene gets expressed. If there are two, then the other copy kind of "overrides" the other.

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It is more common in males because females can be carriers, or they can have it (very rare) or they can not have it, while males can have it or they can't, they can't be carriers.

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the best answer would be that the X linked trait would be more common in females then males

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Men.

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