I was thinking starting a new project. I was thinking of trying to breed a Cuckoo Silkie. But here's the unique feature, I not only want to breed in the Cuckoo colouring but also want them to lay blue/green eggs. So they would look like the pic and lay eggs like in pic. The Base for the new Cuckoo Silkie will be a Cuckoo Araucana Male for the cuckoo colouring and coloured egg genes and a White or Black Silkie hen for the Silkie feathers, feet and body type. These are not my pictures, except White Silkie Hen pic. Just inspiration pics. This Is what I would like them to look like at the end of the project. And Egg colour at end of the project. inspiration Parent Pics: Cuckoo Araucana. Wanted colour Pattern. White Silkie Hen: Won second in Show. Black Silkie Hen. Will post real pics of parents when I get them. My biggest question is once I have the first gen, do I breed them back to araucana to strengthen egg colour and pattern or bred them to a silkie to strengthen silkie genes. Or bred the siblings together. I want them to ultimately look like silkies but have the cuckoo colouring and coloured eggs. Also should I just hatch the coloured eggs from first gen?