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Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Gerbil, Nov 2, 2010.
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Wow beautiful! Could it be some cuckoo and some silver pencil? I'm just guessing.....
I can get more pictures if it would help.
cuckoo/ barred (B/b) + birchen. My guess. I understand that birchen males have laced breasts, which would be consistant with this bird. Very pretty!
Quote:I agree, it looks like a barred birchen pattern to me. Do you know what his parents were or may have been Gerbil ? It looks like there is some Faverolle so it maybe a barred Salmon color.
This is his mother, his great grand father was probably a Cuckcoo on his mothers side, not sure about his dad...
Quote:By any chance do you have a Silver Campine and or a Silver duck-wing around there?
Here is a list:
One Cuckcoo Silkie
They were all mixed together, there were a few more that I was unsure of though...
We were reducing our flock to purebreds so most everybody is gone now...
OK Well since the mother is a lower grade or mixed Silkie, thats where the fifth toe and beard comes from that I was thinking may have came from a Faverolle. And the mother also appears to be birchin colored.
But of the ones you listed, I dont really see any of them being the father.
The hen doesnt appear to be barred and the rooster in question is barred and barring isnt recessive or anything so if it doesnt hide ( well unless its under Recessive or Dom White, which the hen is neither of those two,so since her son is barred and she isnt, then the father has to be barred.
So of your list that only leaves the Cuckoo Silkie as the (genetically color wise) possible father, but if a silkie was bred to that hen the offspring would be silkie feathered for one thing and would look more like a silkie. So that rules the Cuckoo Silkie out.
So of those few more that you were unsure of, was there any barred/ cuckoo roos in that bunch and if so, then you can bet that it would be the father.
I guess he'll forever be a mystery.