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Lavender Marans - how do you go about breeding lavenders for darker egg color?

Black split - what is a black split?

Black split breeding ratio?

I want and need to learn this stuff, but cant get my hands on straight info on how to go about it all.
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I can't specifically speak to the breeding of Marans for better egg color, although I imagine using males who hatched from the darkest eggs over females who laid the darkest eggs would be a good start.

When it comes to Lavender a black split is a bird who carries Lavender but does not show it, and so will appear pure black.

Breedings would be:

Lavender x Lavender: 100% Lavender

Lavender x Black (or another color, but other colors might result in color leakage): 100% Black split for Lavender

Black split x Black split: 25% Lavender, 50% Black split, 25% Black

Black split x Lavender: 75% Lavender, 25% Black split

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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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Originally Posted by QueenMisha View Post

I can't specifically speak to the breeding of Marans for better egg color, although I imagine using males who hatched from the darkest eggs over females who laid the darkest eggs would be a good start.

When it comes to Lavender a black split is a bird who carries Lavender but does not show it, and so will appear pure black.

Breedings would be:

Lavender x Lavender: 100% Lavender

Lavender x Black (or another color, but other colors might result in color leakage): 100% Black split for Lavender

Black split x Black split: 25% Lavender, 50% Black split, 25% Black

Black split x Lavender: 75% Lavender, 25% Black split

In your explaination... the first is roo, second is hen right?

As in the last example... black split ROO X lavender HEN = 75% lavender and 25% black split?
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