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breeding lavender cuckoo orpingtons(pictures and info)!

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Hi you all let's share info and pictures of lavender orpington breeding!I really want to breed this color but don't know how PLEASE HELP!!!big_smile

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Silver cuckoo orps x lavender orps.
I have heard that alot of the american white orps carry the cuckoo gene. I have 3 white orp pullets but haven't tried breeding them yet. I have a black orp male I could breed them to but not sure if that would bring out the cuckoo from the white or not?  I had a white orp cockeral but he died as a chick darn it.

Specializing in Solid Black and Blue Marans also have: Wheaten,Golden Cuckoo, Blue/Blk Copper,barred BTB, BTB, blue/blk birchen Marans.  Lavender, white, buff, chocolate, black Orps, Silkies, Key West aka Gypsy chickens, Ameraucanas, Muscovies, Sebastapol Geese, Guineas,Gobblers, Parrots. 

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Specializing in Solid Black and Blue Marans also have: Wheaten,Golden Cuckoo, Blue/Blk Copper,barred BTB, BTB, blue/blk birchen Marans.  Lavender, white, buff, chocolate, black Orps, Silkies, Key West aka Gypsy chickens, Ameraucanas, Muscovies, Sebastapol Geese, Guineas,Gobblers, Parrots. 

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Originally Posted by FRANCOIS 

Hi you all let's share info and pictures of lavender orpington breeding!I really want to breed this color but don't know how PLEASE HELP!!!big_smile


I guess there will be not much contrast of color.. How about Chocolate Cuckoo?

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these arent orpingtons but there lovely lavender cuckoos
these are not my birds
http://s264.photobucket.com/albums/ii168/BoggyBottomBantams/Chickens/dAnver/#!cpZZ6QQtppZZ24
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/80875_img_0135.jpg
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/80875_img_0132.jpg
http://www.boggybottombantams.com/Bantam_Chickens.html


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Specializing in Solid Black and Blue Marans also have: Wheaten,Golden Cuckoo, Blue/Blk Copper,barred BTB, BTB, blue/blk birchen Marans.  Lavender, white, buff, chocolate, black Orps, Silkies, Key West aka Gypsy chickens, Ameraucanas, Muscovies, Sebastapol Geese, Guineas,Gobblers, Parrots. 

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Specializing in Solid Black and Blue Marans also have: Wheaten,Golden Cuckoo, Blue/Blk Copper,barred BTB, BTB, blue/blk birchen Marans.  Lavender, white, buff, chocolate, black Orps, Silkies, Key West aka Gypsy chickens, Ameraucanas, Muscovies, Sebastapol Geese, Guineas,Gobblers, Parrots. 

~Sorry not selling eggs or chicks at this time~

 

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Thanks, Those are my d'anvers. Was just about to bring them up when I saw this thread. Im not a orp guy, but can tell  you how to easily make them.

barred or cuckoo male to lavender females

You MUST use the barred/cuckoo male
by doing this , all offspring will be barred , they will be single fatcored offspring meaning they have 1 copy of the barring gene in them and thus will have a few un barred feathers, and lavender is recessive so they will all be black barred birds the first time, but will be split for lavender.

So now, take the barred males from this breeding and cross them to the lavenders 1 more time and you will  have them, still single factored at this point. But now that you have both male a female  lavender barred birds, when you cross them back to each other they will get 2 copies of the barring gene and all feathers will be barred.


or you can also cross the males back to their sisters from the first breeding and get some that way too ( these  would be double factored as both parents were barred and all feathering will be barred).

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post #7 of 45
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Originally Posted by nicalandia 
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Originally Posted by FRANCOIS 

Hi you all let's share info and pictures of lavender orpington breeding!I really want to breed this color but don't know how PLEASE HELP!!!big_smile


I guess there will be not much contrast of color.. How about Chocolate Cuckoo?


No not a lot of contrast in the color, but it sure glows in person, very stand outish in person. No one walks by that pen without stopping.

here's the  smae breed in dun, these came out the smokey color as a F1 breeding, hoping  next spring to get some dark chocolates out of them.  Also note  in the males tail, there are a few solid colored feathers, this is what I was referring to in the earlier post about a single factored bird.
http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii168/BoggyBottomBantams/Chickens/dAnver/IMG_0069.jpg

http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii168/BoggyBottomBantams/Chickens/dAnver/IMG_0071.jpg
http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii168/BoggyBottomBantams/Chickens/dAnver/IMG_0072.jpg



just for kicks, here they are in a blue cuckoo, they were very young here, but look awesome   now that they are fully matured and threw their first adult molt

http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii168/BoggyBottomBantams/Chickens/dAnver/IMG_0065.jpg

http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii168/BoggyBottomBantams/Chickens/dAnver/IMG_0064.jpg

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This Lav cock has an almost undetectable Cuckoo gene.  Barely can see it in his hackles.  I did not know he carried the gene till he sired a Blue Cuckoo who has one Cuckoo gene,

http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg9/scaled.php?server=9&filename=002ozi.jpg&res=medium
This is his boy.  This fella's mom is a Black.  I guess the Lav cock does have the Cuckoo gene.
http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg205/scaled.php?server=205&filename=029jf.jpg&res=medium

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That lavender birds are awsome!!!thanks for the advice!how do you breed chocolate color?

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Originally Posted by Boggy Bottom Bantams 

hoping  next spring to get some dark chocolates out of them.


yes after a few back crosses you will get proper melanizers..

here is a sex linked recessive chocloate hen from my friend's "Chocolate Cuckoo Maran" Project..

http://i1085.photobucket.com/albums/j437/nicalandia/Cookie-Chocolate-Marans.jpg

I'll post updated pic as soon as she puts them online..

here is her link
http://www.chocolate-marans.co.uk/

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