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OK Genetics people : Lets talk CUCKOO!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by herechickchick, Jul 9, 2008.

  1. herechickchick

    herechickchick Songster

    Mar 28, 2007
    Memphis TN
    Just for fun, anyone with any info on creating a Lemon Cuckoo Orpington? How do you do it?

  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member 11 Years

    There he goes again...asking those hard questions, LOL!
  3. Sunny Chook Farm

    Sunny Chook Farm Songster

    Jan 23, 2008
    My understanding is using BO roo X cuckoo hen..

    This is one I'll be breeding for in Oct... so we shall see..
  4. herechickchick

    herechickchick Songster

    Mar 28, 2007
    Memphis TN
    Quote:LOL! I can't help myself, and I forgot my login to the Classroom @ the Coop. [​IMG]
  5. Shaffer

    Shaffer Songster

    Jan 2, 2008
    Tamaqua, NE Pa
    That bird looks like a buff cuckoo to me but then people put different names on the same colored bird.
    Cuckoo is sex link so you should have no problem creating it. Only problem would be you would have to have a cuckoo male or female and a buff of opposite sex to start. Then you will also get crele probably. I really don't know a lot about chicken genetics that much. You are talking about 3 years to create it if you are lucky. Nothing good is easy to come by especially when everyone mixes colors now a days. You will also get a lot of culls from this project to dispose of, hope you send them to the auction and not propetuate more culls. HS
    Last edited: Aug 7, 2008

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