cuckoo pattern

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by henney penny, Feb 10, 2012.

  1. henney penny

    henney penny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I ordered some silkie eggs and one of them turned out to be the cuckoo pattern,what color would I breed to to keep that pattern going?
     
  2. Kev

    Kev Overrun With Chickens

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    Blacks. Cuckoo is simply the barring gene on a black chicken.

    Magically take away the barring gene from a barred rock, dominique, anything barred or cuckoo and you will see a solid black chicken.
     
  3. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Cuckoo (crele or barred) is a pattern, not a color. It is sex-linked barring, and is passed on the same as the barring in Barred Rocks. Hope that helps
     
  4. nicalandia

    nicalandia Overrun With Chickens

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    Correct...
     
  5. henney penny

    henney penny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is a picture,he she is four weeks old,now I know lits very hard to tell if its a boy or girl,any guesses?[​IMG][​IMG]
     

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