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

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

  1. bustnova

    bustnova In the Brooder

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  2. houndit

    houndit There is no H or F in Orpington!

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    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 In the Brooder

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    Here's a picture of my 8-wk-old Cucko Marans pullet

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  5. pkeeler

    pkeeler Songster

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    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

    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 Songster

  8. bustnova

    bustnova In the Brooder

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    So what color would say my naked neck is. Just curious.
     
  9. herechickchick

    herechickchick Songster

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    Cuckoo is not a color but an irregular barring pattern like Cynthia said.

    Edited to add:

    Here is a lavender cuckoo

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    A Buff Cuckoo Orpington

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    So you can see the cuckoo is the pattern not the color
     
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  10. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

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

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