Cuckoo Bluebar...

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Baizer84, Aug 25, 2015.

  1. Goronson Chicks

    Goronson Chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, that's so nice! Well let me know how it goes and I will eventually post photos. Were the eggs white as the other reader stated?
    Maureen
     
  2. Baizer84

    Baizer84 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am one week out from hatching. I will post pics during and after the process. It is to be noted that, of the dozen I ordered, 11 are developing and, barring unforeseen complications, should hatch.
     
  3. Goronson Chicks

    Goronson Chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Were they blue eggs or white as another reader stated? Just curious since mine haven't arrived yet.
    Thanks!
    Maureen
     
  4. Baizer84

    Baizer84 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are white eggs. I think this has been discussed as the CB being the result of a cross with a white egg layer as the maternal stock. A bird that hatches from a white egg can lay blue eggs.
     
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  5. Nette

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    Right-- I asked about that when they arrived and was told: The female chicks inside the eggs will lay a blue egg, the male chicks will carry the blue egg gene. The egg color only reflects the genetics of the hen that laid the egg, not the genetics of the chick. The roosters for this cross (Cream Legbars) carry the blue egg gene, so you can be sure the chicks will lay nice large blue eggs, at a surprising rate!

    so I asked what the ratio of male / female hatching numbers looked like. I hope a high rate of pullets!
     
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  6. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    I have crossed an Araucana rooster with leghorn hens. And every single pullet that I hatched laid a blue egg!
     
  7. Goronson Chicks

    Goronson Chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for sharing.
    Maureen
     
  8. Goronson Chicks

    Goronson Chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Interesting and I did think it was a Cream Legbar cross because of the tuft on the head. Did they ever answer you on the male/female ratio?
    Maureen
     
  9. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    When a Cream Legbar rooster is crossed on a barred hen, all of the chicks would be barred.

    Now I am sooooo curious what the roosters would look like!?
     
  10. EastNashChick

    EastNashChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Super excited to see how these babies develop! More updates please!
     

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