Difference between cuckoo and partridge silkie

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by EmptyNest, Apr 15, 2008.

  1. EmptyNest

    EmptyNest Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could someone please post a picture of a cuckoo and partridge silkie so I can see the difference? Thanks!!!!
     
  2. fancyfowl4ever

    fancyfowl4ever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Partridge is brown and a cuckoo bird is blueish silver.

    Go to this page to see cuckoos- http://powderpuffsilkies.tripod.com/id11.html

    and here to see partridge - http://www.livingstonsilkies.com/id3.html

    both very different looking colours, there is no way to mistaken one for the other.
    I personally have bred partridges for years(I just LOVE that colour), but sadly due to a weasel having killed all my non-perching birds I have given up with silkies.


    Hope this helps,
    Anna
     
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  3. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
    SE Mass
    Cuckoo kinda looks like barred. Partridge consists of colors ranging from gold to brown to black.

    Here's a cuckoo

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    Here's a partridge

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  4. EmptyNest

    EmptyNest Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you - they are both beautiful!!!!!
     
  5. Vamp-A-Billy Princess

    Vamp-A-Billy Princess Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2008
    Indiana
    I am gettin some partridge eggs tues. They are so cute
     

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