Lavender cuckoo question regarding my breeding outcomes

Discussion in 'Exhibition, Genetics, & Breeding to the SOP' started by cutecowgirl084, Mar 20, 2017.

  1. cutecowgirl084

    cutecowgirl084 Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 13, 2016
    Inland empire
    I have a lavender cuckoo roo over solid lavender hen. I'm getting both cuckoo and solids which tells me he is single barred. This makes it hard to sell young chicks bc I'm not sure until they feather out if they are cuckoo or solid. I'm not going to continue with this breeding bc of this problem. But I have hatched out a bunch of chicks that I'd like to sell and not have to hold onto until I can tell what they will be.
    Last edited: Mar 20, 2017
  2. nicalandia

    nicalandia Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 16, 2009
    You can spot them at hatch, the cuckoo ones will have a yellow/cream spot on the head..

  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    Just sell them as possibly cuckoo, possibly solid. You pays your money and you takes your chances, I tell folks sometimes [​IMG]. You've got lavender birds either way, they should be very popular.

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