Cuckoo Silkies?

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

  1. aarronh

    aarronh Songster

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    I find that a lot of mine will look like this to start, but with age , they lighten... This year I have been breeding cuckoo x cuckoo...
     
  2. VioletBlueIvy

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    Hello cuckoo silkie peeps! I hoping this thread is not completely dead yet, I would love some advice to help me get started. I finally found some cuckoo silkies, I dont think they are very far along in this process, but they are all I have been able to get.
    My plan is to breed my partridge roo #1 AND cuckoo roo #2 with my cuckoo hen #3 and a couple white hens I have, and see what happens.
    Then there is #4...I am not sure what is going on with this one but I think has cuckoo in there, maybe a grey cuckoo. It came from the same place as the two cuckoo. It has black skin and a single comb
    What would you do if you were in my shoes?
    And I have a question about single combs
    All of the cuckoo's have single combs! Is that the first thing I should select for? Or skin color? Or feather color? I havent found any mention on what to do about the combs anywhere. Thoughts?
    Edited to add, I think hen #3 is roo #2's mom.





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  3. VioletBlueIvy

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    I almost forgot, I have this hen too, she is half silkie half cuckoo EE. I think I will add her to the mix too? I think I am pretty much starting from scratch anyway aren't I?
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  4. chixmix

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    Here is our breeding pair for now.

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  5. 1rustichen

    1rustichen In the Brooder

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    Anyone still following this thread?? Have lots of questions!!
     
  6. BreanneRN

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    I just pulled it up trying to find some chick pics of different colored silkies... I have one that I am not sure what it will be... It is a blue gray chick, maybe it will just be blue. But I am a questioner not an answerer...
     

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