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Pink toes in recessive white + cuckoo silkie ?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by nzchicke, May 18, 2011.

  1. nzchicke

    nzchicke In the Brooder

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    I am just wondering since at hatch I can tell who has barring (cuckoo) out of my silkies wether they are black, blue or splash based by the tips of their toes being pink not blue/black. Rather handy [​IMG] but I am wondering if some come out white- definatly recessive- will they still have the pink toe tips?

    have other people bred this out of their cuckoos? it does not worry me as I just like looking at them they are so cool! it is helpful at hatch too [​IMG]
     

  2. nzchicke

    nzchicke In the Brooder

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    ? bump..
     
  3. tadkerson

    tadkerson Songster

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    The barring gene inhibits the addition of black pigment to the shanks and feet of a bird. If you cross your birds so that the offspring are white and barred the shanks and feet of the offspring will be white.

    Tim
     

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