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Bridgewater, ME

June 7, 2012
3:47 AM

Post #9155405

This is my cuckoo silkie rooster,he is almost 6 months old,I have in with three blue girls,hoping for eggs soon.Can`t wait for breeding and eggs to start so I can have cuckoo babies.The second pic is when he was a baby

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Richmond, TX

June 7, 2012
6:12 AM

Post #9155509

What a handsome fellow! Will the cucoo coloration appear in the first generation?
Bridgewater, ME

June 7, 2012
12:55 PM

Post #9155941

If I understand it right yes,if he breeds solid colored hens I will get a few cuckoo`s,not good at understanding genetics.The cuckoo is still a work in progress,the comb is way to bright and the skin is not black as it should be in silkies,but I don`t care I think they are nice to look at.

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Richmond, TX

June 7, 2012
4:27 PM

Post #9156204

Using the "Chicken Calculator" your cross should produce about half black barred and half blue barred chicks.

They should all be quite attractive!
Bridgewater, ME

June 9, 2012
11:07 AM

Post #9158192

And this is my blue orpington rooster,he is four months old

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Alba, TX
(Zone 8a)

June 14, 2012
8:24 AM

Post #9164753

I like the blue orpington. He is very cute!

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