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How do you know you orpingtons carry the lavender gene???????

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If you didn't know the ancestry, but suspected the may carry Lavender (Lav. split), you would have to breed them to another carrier or to a Lavender; if some of the offspring are Lavender, then yes, that bird is a Lav split. But unless they have recent Lavender in their ancestry, it's not all that likely that they do carry the gene.
Edited by QueenMisha - 11/16/15 at 11:40am

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200 something birds. 8 species. ♥ Norman ♥ Norma ♥ Misha ♥ and ♥ Taylor ♥ are my babies.
Visit Norman the Rooster's Thread Here!
Breeding Sex Linked Silkies, Gamefowl, and EEs/OEs. Amateur genetics buff. Caponization practitioner/advocate.
Working at The Poultry Palace in Placerville, CA. Come see us for started pullets, chicks, Bar Ale feed, & more!

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