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
This message was edited Jun 7, 2012 5:49 AM
My handsome silkie boy
What a handsome fellow! Will the cucoo coloration appear in the first generation?
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.
This message was edited Jun 7, 2012 2:57 PM
Using the "Chicken Calculator" your cross should produce about half black barred and half blue barred chicks.
They should all be quite attractive!