Cuckoo Silkies?

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

  1. aarronh

    aarronh Songster

    May 2, 2010
    Meadville, PA
    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

    VioletBlueIvy Songster

    Jan 29, 2010
    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.

    Last edited: Oct 9, 2013
  3. VioletBlueIvy

    VioletBlueIvy Songster

    Jan 29, 2010
    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?
  4. chixmix

    chixmix Chirping

    Nov 20, 2013
    Here is our breeding pair for now.

  5. 1rustichen

    1rustichen In the Brooder

    May 20, 2018
    Anyone still following this thread?? Have lots of questions!!
  6. BreanneRN

    BreanneRN Songster

    Jun 8, 2017
    Central CA
    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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