Not sure where to put this, question on cuckoo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by KDbeads, Oct 17, 2009.

  1. KDbeads

    KDbeads Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 20, 2009
    East Central VA
    What exactly does cuckoo mean, is it a type of coloring? What? I keep seeing the word pop up but can't find what it means anywhere......
  2. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

    Jun 1, 2009
    Cuckoo: A term applied to the coarse and irregular type of Barring found in Dominiques,
    Barred Hollands, Cuckoo Belgian Bearded d'Anvers Batams.

    Barring: Alternate transverse markings of two distinct colors on a feather, regular in shape as in Barred Plymouth Rocks.

  3. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

    Jan 4, 2009
    Tempe, Arizona
    In other words, cuckoo is a barred bird. (Black and white stripes)

    However unlike the barring associated with plymouth rocks and some other breeds, it is very fuzzy looking. Think of the difference as cuckoo being drawn freehand with crayons and barred being drawn with a straight edge and markers.
    Last edited: Oct 17, 2009

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