Cuckoo Maran /Dominique cross

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by jarcoo0153, Jun 18, 2010.

  1. jarcoo0153

    jarcoo0153 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have ordered some chicks and they will be here soon( July 1st); I know they will not start laying for 18-20 weeks, and I won't start hatching till next spring. I will have two roosters( RIR, CM), and many different breeds of hens and I am trying to figure out which ones to put with each rooster. But I am already trying to figure out what I might end up with if I cross a cuckoo maran rooster with a dominique hen. Would this be a good cross? Will I get Barring? and Will the eggs still be dark?
     
  2. RAREROO

    RAREROO Overrun With Chickens

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    not sure about the leggs, but yes, the chicks will be barred but depending on the feathering rates of the dom hens, the chicks barring may be a bit blurred and give the cuckoo look.

    If you put the Dom hens with the RIR roo, you will get black sexlinks
     
  3. jarcoo0153

    jarcoo0153 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks for the reply! I was hoping that the barring would show through, because I really like the looks of them.
    I thought about putting the Dominique with the RIR to get sexlinks , because I am going to try to hatch some chicks next year to sell at our local farmer's market. [​IMG]
     
  4. jarcoo0153

    jarcoo0153 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does anybody have any ideas about what the egg color of a CM X Dominique cross would be?
     

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