Cuckoo Silkies?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by rilly10, Jul 4, 2010.

  1. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    There are two possibilities that occur. One is that he is a white from a breeding that guarantees barring. However, since no father pigment is present due to recessive white, you cannot see barring. However, the effect of barring on the skin (and comb) would remain in effect. The other possibility is "ghost barring." Try searching under that term. I don't know it well enough to explain.
     
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  2. anderson8505

    anderson8505 Peace, Love & Happy Chickens

    So, two cuckoo silkies will produce cuckoos only?
     
  3. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Not necessarily. The father has to carry two copies of the gene for that to be correct.

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    Bb+ (cuckoo male with one copy) b+-(not-cuckoo female)
     
  4. chillipepper55

    chillipepper55 In the Brooder

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    like to join in on the cuckoo colour have bred a cuckoo to all my silkie blacks and so far have 5 in the cuckoo colour would you breed the chicks that are,nt the cuckoo colour but by him back to him or roosters by him? Think i have 3 pullets and 2 roosters so far,1 pullet is really pretty, thanks for any info, Gina
     
  5. henney penny

    henney penny Songster

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    Have a queston about the pink comb in the cuckoo silkie.I know if the chicks are cuckoo they will have the pink comb but in the same hatch if the others a born blue or black or any other color will there combs be pink to?I just got the pink color out of my flock and don`t want it back.
     
  6. 3ChickensinNC

    3ChickensinNC Chirping

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    I am interested on the cuckoo silkies so wanted to subscribe.
     
  7. chillipepper55

    chillipepper55 In the Brooder

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    Hi original posties ,we need some help here on this thread please !!!!!!!
     
  8. chillipepper55

    chillipepper55 In the Brooder

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    i have,nt seen any pink combs in any of my other colors by my cuckoo rooster ,blues ,blacksseen light feathers on their feet,wanted to know if i bred them back to a cuckoo would i get cuckoo,can anyone help
     
  9. aarronh

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  10. nicalandia

    nicalandia Crowing

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    how is the project going? have you broken the Id(dermal inhibitor) B(Barring) link yet?.. this will allow for dark skin and shanks.
     

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