Are these DQ's on the Silkies?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Germaine_11.20, May 14, 2010.

  1. Germaine_11.20

    Germaine_11.20 Songster

    Jun 6, 2009
    Idaho
    Hi, I could use your help on determining if these are pet quality Silkies. I think they are. One is of a buff hen. Why is her tail that color, and she seems to have some shades of white blended in. Also she doesn't have turquoise earlobes.

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    Then I have two light colored Cuckoo Silkie Roos. One has a single comb so I know he is DQ'd but the other one has a walnut comb but I only see red ear lobes not turquoise. I wasn't sure if due to the color variation if his red earlobes were acceptable or not. Also, the combs are quite red and I think (?) they shouldn't be red (?) More of a Mulberry?

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    Thank you to all who help!
     
  2. silkydragon

    silkydragon Songster

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    lol i like silkies with single combs any idea how he got the single comb and normal silkie feathers?
     
  3. Germaine_11.20

    Germaine_11.20 Songster

    Jun 6, 2009
    Idaho
    I bought these off ebay and I think because Cuckoo is still fairly "new" there are alot of isssues to work out. I am just not sure if these are worth working with or if they are too DQ'd to consider.
     
  4. Funky Feathers

    Funky Feathers former Fattie

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    On the Cuckoo- I would not breed them. Too DQ'ed. The Buff- I hate non-bearded. But that's just my opinion. Type looks poor, and she does have some blue in her feathers, but so do many others that people are breeding, from what I have seen. So maybe breed the Buff to an excellent Buff Roo who is a little darker. [​IMG]
     
  5. Germaine_11.20

    Germaine_11.20 Songster

    Jun 6, 2009
    Idaho
    Thank you! So that must be what is wrong with the color on the tail? Blue? Well, I don't have any Buff Roos so I guess I will try and sell her as pet quality!
     
  6. muddyhorse

    muddyhorse Songster

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    on the cuckoos it is extremely hard to get rid of the red comb this roos comb is mottled
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    yours lacks distinct barring you should breed him to black hens if you decide to breed him. sometimes single combs crop up in cuckoo because they came from barred cochins. I don't know much about buff.
     
  7. americana-chick

    americana-chick Songster

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    I would say they are all just pet-quality. The hens body shape doesnt look right to me and the roos have red single combs. I think they are all adorable though and i would love to get my hands on some cuckoos [​IMG]
     
  8. Germaine_11.20

    Germaine_11.20 Songster

    Jun 6, 2009
    Idaho
    Quote:Thank you, that helped alot! I have a darker pair of Cuckoos and the barring on them is very good. At least I won't be as concerned about the comb color on them. Unfortunately I only have a black roo, no hen. I do have two beautiful blues from allaboutdemchicks though! Would they work? Here are a couple of pictures of them (sorry I took them through the wire because it was late and I was to tired to crawl in there with them and take pics)

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    And thank you Americana-chick I do enjoy them. And they are really sweet birds.
     
  9. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Quote:Not all cuckoo silkies came from cochins.
     
  10. Not all cuckoo silkies came from cochins.

    Hi! Curiosity makes me ask... What other cross(es) were used to make cockoo Silkies?
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