Lemon Cuckoo, Chick Color Questions

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by blackclownfish16, Sep 9, 2008.

  1. Hello [​IMG], I just joined but have been reading the posts for a long time. Anyway I have been working on my own line of bantam barred longtails. And after seeing some photos I think I want to start my own line of buff barred/lemon cuckoo. I plan to cross my best barred rooster over wyandotte hens and cross the f1 back to the wyandottes and keep doing that till I have the desired buff cuckoo with buff tails. What do you guys think?

    Okay so heres the chicks that caught my eye and sparked this idea. They are crele/cuckoo x white laced red and I read somewhere that wlr is dominant to everything but now that they are feathered out more I think they are definitely red/buff barred or maybe there just the wlr pattern. What do you guys think? Of course this is the juvenile pattern. But could I use these to start a buff/red barred line or will they not breed true? The third chick is out of the crele/cuckoo cock and a white americauna hen. I was just wondering if he has ghost barring or? It is very pale brown in person. Sorry if there are too many photos and thanks for all the input.

    1st cuckoo/cornish chick


    2nd cuckoo/cornish chick



    and the ghost barred, he doesn't like to be photographed...lol


  2. chickNjake

    chickNjake Songster

    Sep 3, 2008
    east tn
    it seems to be working [​IMG] but I'm no genetics expert for sure! what color Wyandotte hens do you plan to use?
  3. yoker

    yoker Songster

    Jul 7, 2008
  4. Thanks. I plan to use buff wyandottes.
  5. Well Gracias yoker. 10:02 is a good time to post eh?[​IMG]
  6. Anybody else have an idea?
  7. yoker

    yoker Songster

    Jul 7, 2008
    Quote:No it was 8:02 here when I posted.

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