I have tried to do my own research but I am finding very mix information on how the genetics work with cuckoo silkies and I am very confused on what my 10 chicks will end up being. I bought a rooster and 3 hens a couple months ago, all with mottled skin and wonderful form (nice big hair puffs) I was told they are from 15 years of breeding, and after a month of quarantine, a batch of infertile eggs, a 2 week hold on hatching and then then a 21 day wait I now have 10 chicks from them... but the question still stands.... Will these be barred like their parents??????? And if they are barred will they be hens and roos or is the color sex linked somehow when cuckoo is bred to cuckoo??? Or is it breeding to solid birds that gets you sex linked chicks??? If it is sex linked how do I get barred hens??? Why is this so confusing???