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What does the color cuckoo look like???????????

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by bustnova, Jul 23, 2008.

  1. bustnova

    bustnova Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 9, 2008
    Mesquite, TX
    Last edited: Jul 23, 2008
  2. houndit

    houndit There is no H or F in Orpington!

    Jul 13, 2008
    Braymer Missouri
    The only cuckoos I have seen are marans. They look a lot like barred rocks. Go to www.vhatchery.com/ for pictures of marans. He has cuckoo and blue cuckoo.
  3. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I would describe my cuckoo marans as looking like a fluffy, messy barring Barred Rock.
  4. sunshinegirl

    sunshinegirl Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 2, 2008
    Here's a picture of my 8-wk-old Cucko Marans pullet

  5. pkeeler

    pkeeler Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 20, 2008
    Cuckoo is the English term for what we called barred. So the English would call a Barred Rock a Cuckoo Rock.
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Although hatcheries have muddied the waters by producing badly barred Barred Rocks, cuckoo is a less distinct pattern, not evenly barred. There are actually cuckoo Silkies as well as cuckoo patterns in other breeds.
  7. SusanJoM

    SusanJoM Chillin' With My Peeps

  8. bustnova

    bustnova Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 9, 2008
    Mesquite, TX
    So what color would say my naked neck is. Just curious.
  9. herechickchick

    herechickchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    Memphis TN
    Cuckoo is not a color but an irregular barring pattern like Cynthia said.

    Edited to add:

    Here is a lavender cuckoo


    A Buff Cuckoo Orpington


    So you can see the cuckoo is the pattern not the color
    Last edited: Jul 24, 2008
  10. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Quote:You are from here on out banned from English websites!!!!! [​IMG]

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