X linked recessive there can never be any Male to Male transfer since the male offspring gets Y from father. the pedigree shows Male to Male transmission so this cannot be X linked recessive
The point here is, they are asking us to eliminate the only answer that is not possible. I got it wrong. read well fellas
My understanding is that if parents are unrelated by blood to those affected, we assume that they are not carriers (in the recessive case). Therefore, if we have a male father affected with x-linked recessive married to a non-carrier, there's no way any of his offspring would be affected.
"If one parent is not a carrier, then a child can only inherit a disease allele from the other parent. In these problems, we can assume that any individual marrying into the family is not a carrier."
x-linked is not possible if the woman was not a carrier
autosomal recessive is not possible if the woman was not a carrier
so, why we choose x-linked