Let's talk Cuckoo and WHITE marans... breeding strategies...

Discussion in 'Exhibition, Genetics, & Breeding to the SOP' started by geebs, Apr 30, 2011.

  1. verlaj

    verlaj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    On another note, I finally have a double dose barred gold cuckoo in my latest hatch!!

    HenThymes - What is a "double dose barred gold cuckoo?" Thanks -​
     
  2. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    Quote:That is definitely partridge. Crazy!
     
  3. HenThymes

    HenThymes pippin ain't easy

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    Quote:That is definitely partridge. Crazy!

    Does anyone breed partridge, I have never heard anyone talk about them?? [​IMG] How did I end up with that?? Then that is what I have several more of in the brooder right now too! [​IMG]
     
  4. HenThymes

    HenThymes pippin ain't easy

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    Quote:HenThymes - What is a "double dose barred gold cuckoo?" Thanks -

    When you see a dark bodied gold cuckoo male he would be a single does of barred. When you see the lighter/whiter colored gold cuckoo male he would be carrying a double dose of barring.

    My original cockerel was a single dose
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  5. littlecreekfarm

    littlecreekfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:HenThymes - What is a "double dose barred gold cuckoo?" Thanks -

    When you see a dark bodied gold cuckoo male he would be a single does of barred. When you see the lighter/whiter colored gold cuckoo male he would be carrying a double dose of barring.

    My original cockerel was a single dose
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    Are those yellow legs? The reason I ask is because I have a hen that was supposed to be a cuckoo marans but she has a little golden cuckoo and yellow legs....I'm wondering if she is the same variety of your rooster(he's very pretty)

    -Litte Creek Farm
     
  6. HenThymes

    HenThymes pippin ain't easy

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    Quote:When you see a dark bodied gold cuckoo male he would be a single does of barred. When you see the lighter/whiter colored gold cuckoo male he would be carrying a double dose of barring.

    My original cockerel was a single dose
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/49849_dsc05836.jpg

    Are those yellow legs? The reason I ask is because I have a hen that was supposed to be a cuckoo marans but she has a little golden cuckoo and yellow legs....I'm wondering if she is the same variety of your rooster(he's very pretty)

    -Litte Creek Farm

    Nope, none of mine have yellow legs, all white. However I do know that with gold's still much a project that yellow legs are not uncommon to pop up from time to time but should be culled out of future breeding.
     
  7. Goose and Fig

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    Quote:That is definitely partridge. Crazy!

    Does anyone breed partridge, I have never heard anyone talk about them?? [​IMG] How did I end up with that?? Then that is what I have several more of in the brooder right now too! [​IMG]

    I don't think anybody has partridge. Have you had any sign of Penedesenca show up? Or maybe its just a product of having the wheaten roo in the mix? I tend to run with opportunities like that- can't help myself!
     
  8. Hens and Roos

    Hens and Roos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know that each bird/line developes different but in general around many weeks old should one be able to tell if the chick is boy or girl based on comb developement? I have the 2 chicks from my Blue Marans x Blue Cuckoo Marans test and at almost 6 weeks the blue one I'm not sure on yet.

    I will post a picture in a bit of the 2 chicks.
     
  9. HenThymes

    HenThymes pippin ain't easy

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    Quote:Does anyone breed partridge, I have never heard anyone talk about them?? [​IMG] How did I end up with that?? Then that is what I have several more of in the brooder right now too! [​IMG]

    I don't think anybody has partridge. Have you had any sign of Penedesenca show up? Or maybe its just a product of having the wheaten roo in the mix? I tend to run with opportunities like that- can't help myself!

    No sign of pene, I think it may be because of the wheaten in the mix?
     
  10. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    Quote:I don't think anybody has partridge. Have you had any sign of Penedesenca show up? Or maybe its just a product of having the wheaten roo in the mix? I tend to run with opportunities like that- can't help myself!

    No sign of pene, I think it may be because of the wheaten in the mix?

    It has to be from the wheaten. I wonder if you had a boy from the same batch that looked like a welsummer, because the girl is perfectly patterened like one.

    Hens and Roos- most of the time you can tell by 6 weeks. If they aren't obvious boy, then I usually assume they are girls at that point. Mine get big combs sooo early. They're adoreable at that age.
     

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