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Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by BeardedLadyFarm, Sep 5, 2010.
Do barred/cuckoo wheaten birds exist in any breed?
Does anyone have photos? I'm just curious....
I should have been more clear. I'm looking for birds that are both barred and wheaten at the same time.
I'm guessing they would look similar to golden cuckoos or creles... I'm most curious what the hens would look like.
I'm working on a Wheaten Olive Egger project, and I thought I might throw in some barring for fun!
I think you're right- crele would be similar- but more so for the males since it's that brown red color that only wheaten males have. Sounds interesting!
dom colored gamefowl. Most have a lot of white in them but you can find some that are bred to be pretty much a true barred wheaton. the cocks look like typical creles for the most part, the hens are buff barred in body with black and white barred tails. usually the body of the hens is so pale that it is hard to see much of the barring.
I have 1.5 wk old barred wheaton seramas not sure how they will look as adults
Golden Cuckoo Marans can be wheaton based or black red based
Quote:I was reading that the Golden Cuckoos sometimes carry the Wheaten gene (genes?) but that isn't desirable due to the gold in the chest or something.
I'm guessing a Wheaten based bird wouldn't have so much black as the one in the photo.
Maybe I need Golden cuckoo's too!
Some lines have wheaten mixed with black coppers that's how they just show up wheatens that is just like birchens show up in some Marans for sure they are a work in progress this spring I can help you with your addiction I like the barred/cuckoo pattern because you can sex them at birth I have silvers and goldens
I do enjoy being able to sex them young. That's why I like Wheatens in the first place. Better to know at 3-4 weeks, especially since my final project birds will have pea combs, which aren't always much help in sexing.
Do the Golden Cuckoos lay darker than the Silver Cuckoos? I have one Silver, and she lays a pretty decent egg, when she chooses to bless me with one. She'll go months without laying. Good thing she's sweet.