Cuckoo silkie questions for silkie color Guru's :)

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Teresaann24, Mar 12, 2011.

  1. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2008
    Eastern, Kentucky
    I have 12 cuckoo silkie eggs in the bator. On day 6 so far out of the 12 I see 9 developing. I bought these eggs from a breeder from ebay who got his from a BYC member now sure who it was I'd have to look it up again. He has three cuckoo hens cuckoo cock and 1 cuckoo split black pullet in this pen. He said the skin was dark to a white coloring. I plan on breeding these back to my nice blacks with great crest and foot feathering and black skin. Whats my chances of the OS from my nice blacks to these cuckoo coming out with darker skin?
     
  2. muddyhorse

    muddyhorse Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 11, 2009
    Bloomsdale, MO
    breeding black to cuckoo will darken the skin. however as the bird matures the skin will sometimes lighten up here are some pics I bred this roo
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    the skin on this baby is darker than the light colored baby for now but may lighten up over time
     
  3. chickendales

    chickendales Chillin' With My Peeps

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    cuckoo and pink skin gose together it hard get good dark skin and bared
     
  4. chickendales

    chickendales Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the color and skin pigment are linked together
     
  5. muddyhorse

    muddyhorse Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 11, 2009
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    yes it is but I like pushing boulders up steep hills and beating my head against the wall [​IMG]
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  6. chickendales

    chickendales Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:i knew u knw but didnt know if Teresaann24
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  7. muddyhorse

    muddyhorse Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 11, 2009
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  8. Quote:Hi! I don't think there is such-a-thing as 'cuckoo split black'. They are either have the barring gene and are barred (cuckoo) or not.
    I bred this roo
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    and found this in my bator this morning
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    the skin on this baby is darker than the light colored baby for now but may lighten up over time

    Precious, precious, precious!!!!
    I don't see any head-spot indicating the chicks inherited barring.

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    Lisa​
     
  9. TurtleFeathers

    TurtleFeathers Fear the Turtle!

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    Quote:There isn't - and the way its stated above would indicate that the bird is "cuckoo split to black", which isn't possible to my knowledge. If being "split to cuckoo" were possible, the term would be "black split to cuckoo", not the other way around. Sometimes a "/" is used to indicate a split as well, and in this case it would be "black/cuckoo". But being split to cuckoo isn't possible, so forget what I just said.... [​IMG]

    Here's the deal: Barring is dominant - if you can't see it, it isn't there. Barring also affects skin/comb/wattle color and it is very difficult to get dark skin/comb/wattles with this gene. Roosters can be single or double factor barred - hens can only be single factor - here are the scenarios:

    Single factor barred rooster x non-barred hen = single factor barred and non-barred offspring of both sexes
    Single factor barred rooster x barred hen = single and double factor barred males, barred and non-barred females
    Double factor barred rooster x non-barred hen = single factor barred offspring of both sexes
    Double factor barred rooster x barred hen = double factor barred males and barred females
    Non-barred rooster x barred hen = single factor barred males and non-barred females (sex linked)

    That said, Teresaann24, don't be surprised if you get some non-barred chicks from those eggs!
     
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  10. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    What would one be if she is black? but with white little spots on her chest? I'll have to get a picture of her prob. for you to see.
     

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