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post #11 of 16
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Originally Posted by junebuggena View Post
 

That's not a hen. That's a cockerel.

Ditto this.

post #12 of 16
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No. Not show quality. Just my own pretty birds and maybe sell a few down at the swap.

First Time Chicken Chick, learning as I go. So far, So good

A nice mix of about 25 ladies and 1 rotten Lavender Rooster

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First Time Chicken Chick, learning as I go. So far, So good

A nice mix of about 25 ladies and 1 rotten Lavender Rooster

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post #13 of 16

For just your own birds, you can breed him to any of your hens.

 

Putting him over your barred Rock hens will in theory give you blue sex links, but in practice you can't really see the head spot reliably at hatch :/. But as the birds feather out you'll have blue barred cockerels and solid blue hens.

 

putting him over your buff hens will give you a bird that's a mix of blue and buff. that could be a pretty mix, mostly buff on the front transitioning to blue on the back.

 

I'm not 100% on the genetics of mixing lavender and splash, but I think you'd get blue birds that were split to lavender? Someone correct me if I'm wrong.

Rachel BB

Stem cell transplant from unrelated donor in Feb 2015. Thank you to all my friends here on BYC for all your support during my treatment and ongoing recovery!

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Rachel BB

Stem cell transplant from unrelated donor in Feb 2015. Thank you to all my friends here on BYC for all your support during my treatment and ongoing recovery!

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post #14 of 16
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Originally Posted by donrae View Post
 

For just your own birds, you can breed him to any of your hens.

 

Putting him over your barred Rock hens will in theory give you blue sex links, but in practice you can't really see the head spot reliably at hatch :/. But as the birds feather out you'll have blue barred cockerels and solid blue hens.

 

putting him over your buff hens will give you a bird that's a mix of blue and buff. that could be a pretty mix, mostly buff on the front transitioning to blue on the back.

 

I'm not 100% on the genetics of mixing lavender and splash, but I think you'd get blue birds that were split to lavender? Someone correct me if I'm wrong.

They would be blues, split for Lavender. But then you run into the issue a few generations later of 'is it a Lavender chick or a Splash?' 

post #15 of 16
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They would be blues, split for Lavender. But then you run into the issue a few generations later of 'is it a Lavender chick or a Splash?' 


Okay, I can see that. I think I read somewhere the splash dilute can eventually cause the lavender to lighten or get splotchy like splash, but that was after a few generations.

Rachel BB

Stem cell transplant from unrelated donor in Feb 2015. Thank you to all my friends here on BYC for all your support during my treatment and ongoing recovery!

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Rachel BB

Stem cell transplant from unrelated donor in Feb 2015. Thank you to all my friends here on BYC for all your support during my treatment and ongoing recovery!

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post #16 of 16
There is also the chance that a chick might be both lavender and splash, or both blue and lavender but the lavender color will be hidden by the dominant BBS gene.
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