Golden Cuckoos

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by laughingclown, Apr 5, 2012.

  1. laughingclown

    laughingclown Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok genetic gurus. If I had normal Cuckoo Marans how do you introduce the gold into them to make them a Golden Cuckoo? Also maybe the feathered legs? Ther must be a way as Im sure the Golden Cuckoo didnt start out that way. It must have been bread to those color and feather leg genetics.
     
  2. Debbi

    Debbi Overrun With Chickens

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    You should probably go to the Cuckoo and White Marans thread, they can help you there.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/495365/lets-talk-cuckoo-and-white-marans-breeding-strategies/830
     
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  3. flgardengirl

    flgardengirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sunny side up :)
    Many are using Black Copper Marans to introduce the gold to the silver cuckoos. The thread that Debbie posted has more details in it.
     
  4. nicalandia

    nicalandia Overrun With Chickens

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    Golden Cuckoo as in, Lemon Cuckoo orps? if that´s what you want then you will have to go outside the breed for it, as I believe there is no black tail buff or buff marans yet right?...
     
  5. nicalandia

    nicalandia Overrun With Chickens

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    the gold/lemon cuckoo orps are just buff birds with the added sex linked barring gene, that´s all. to have this you must first have a buff bird to start with. if not then you will have to go outside the breed.
     
  6. laughingclown

    laughingclown Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Im not talking about Orps. Im talking about Golden Cuckoo Marans.
     
  7. flgardengirl

    flgardengirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sunny side up :)
    I have a barred black tailed buff... I'm sure everyone is tired of hearing about him but he is my baby LOL. Not greatest coloring and clean shanked but there he is

    Cuckoo Baby
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  8. nicalandia

    nicalandia Overrun With Chickens

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    I know you were not talking about Orps, I just wanted to give you a sample pic so I did not confused you with genetic jargon..

    so here we go

    are you talking about Marans with this type of genotype? eWh/eW Co/Co Db/Db Di/Di Mh/Mh(could leave Mh out for mh+, but most self buff birds have them) Cb/Cb B/-

    is this what your talking about?
     
  9. nicalandia

    nicalandia Overrun With Chickens

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    the correct workding is cuckoo black tail buff.
     
  10. laughingclown

    laughingclown Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Im so sorry. I have no idea what you are saying. Trying to learn that stuff but im a gen noon.
     

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