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green04735
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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porkpal
Richmond, TX

June 7, 2012
6:12 AM

Post #9155509

What a handsome fellow! Will the cucoo coloration appear in the first generation?
green04735
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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porkpal
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!
green04735
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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terri_emory
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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