cuckoo plus wheaten maran.

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by crazyhen, Aug 9, 2010.

  1. crazyhen

    crazyhen Overrun With Chickens

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    What will I get in the way of chicks? Will I be able to tell males from females? What will they look like? There was a cuckoo and a wheaten male in the pen. The eggs were given to me and I love the color. thanks gloria Jean
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Are all the hens wheaten?

    Cuckoo X wheaten should give you cuckoo.
     
  3. crazyhen

    crazyhen Overrun With Chickens

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    The hens are cuckoo and the roos are one cuckoo and one wheaten. Thanks Gloria Jean
     
  4. MrChicken207

    MrChicken207 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Seems like you'll get alot of cuckoo. Not sure on the wheaten crossing though.
     
  5. RAREROO

    RAREROO Overrun With Chickens

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    If all the hens were Cuckoo, then you would get pure Cuckoos from the Cuckoo roo and Black Sexlinks from the Wheaten roo. The roos will be cuckoo like the pure cuckoos but maybe with some gold leakage and the hens would be solid black again with possible gold leakage.
     
  6. Lotsapaints

    Lotsapaints Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You will get Blk pullets and Blk barred cocks if you breed the cocks back to a Wheaton hen you would get brown pullets that would be culled, barred brown pullets that you would cross back to the brown barred cocks you would also get blacks and black barred cocks that you would cull from breeding the brown barred ones together. Then you would have Golden Cuckoos with leg bars that you would keep and unbarred ones or ones without leg bars would be culls......quite the project
     

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