Cuckoo Silkie Chicks

Discussion in 'Buy Sell Auction - Archives' started by Broke Down Ranch, May 12, 2008.

  1. Broke Down Ranch

    Broke Down Ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have several chicks ranging in age from almost a month to just a couple of weeks. I have been working with the cuckoo gene for 3-4 years now and am in my 11th or 12th generation (can't remember exactly) so the skin/eye/comb color is coming along very nicely.

    At any rate, I am thinking of selling some but wanted to see if there was any interest before I start considering how much I want for them....I do not have pics of the chicks but do have a few of some of the breeders. In one pen I have a superb black roo over nice cuckoo hens (no pics of these breeders) and in the other pen I have a nice cuckoo male over fantastic black hens. These pics are from the second breeding group....I am not selling eggs at this time

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  2. alabama girl

    alabama girl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    These are beautiful birds, i PM'd you
     
  3. rainbowfancies

    rainbowfancies New Egg

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    Wow, what type, what color, he is like wow! Rainelle
     
  4. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
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    Sent you a PM.
     
  5. nutmeggie

    nutmeggie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are so cute!! Now I want silkies to go with my geese!! [​IMG]
     
  6. jenlynn4

    jenlynn4 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 12, 2007
    PA
    There beautiful! I may be needing a few more cuckoo in the fall! [​IMG]
     
  7. Broke Down Ranch

    Broke Down Ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks guys. It is very exciting to see them coming along. Maybe one day we will get dark eyes - I have chicks out there now with black (no mottling) skin and darkish (tho still not mulberry) combs. I will see if I can get some pics of the youngsters today.... [​IMG]
     
  8. jenlynn4

    jenlynn4 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 12, 2007
    PA
    OH I cant wait to see them! I to have been working on them and I am getting reddish combs with black spots on them. LOL It a work in progress! JEN
     
  9. Crunchie

    Crunchie Brook Valley Farm

    Mar 1, 2007
    Maryland
    I'm not a huge fan of Silkies (don't shoot me!! [​IMG]) and I'm also not a fan of the cuckoo color too often (and I breed Cuckoo Marans, go figure) but the two together are gorgeous!! What a cool breeding project. I'm sure you will get a lot of interest.
     
  10. silkieboxerluv

    silkieboxerluv Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would be interested in a few.
     

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