12+ Eggs from my Lavender Australorp Project Birds

Elite Silkies

Crowing
10 Years
Jun 17, 2009
5,410
45
251
Oklahoma
My Coop
I have a Lavender Orp Rooster over Black Australorp hens. These are NON hatchery birds. Nice quality birds. My Lav Orp is from Hinkjc's line.

 

Bantimna

Songster
10 Years
Sep 29, 2009
5,089
17
241
South Africa
Have you ever hatched any eggs from your Lavender Australorp project birds?
If you have, How was the fertility?

Thanks!
 

BeccaOH

Morning Gem Farm
11 Years
Oct 3, 2008
1,287
3
161
east central Ohio
He sure is a pretty roo. What kind of results can one expect from the hatchlings? Do you just get blacks that carry the Lavender gene?
 

Elite Silkies

Crowing
10 Years
Jun 17, 2009
5,410
45
251
Oklahoma
My Coop
Quote:Yes, they will be black carrying the Lavender Gene. It would be best if you had a couple of Aussies to work on the project with, since the type will have to be worked on as well.

Not sure what the type will be on the offspring. He is really pretty in person. He turned out much nicer than I expected. He did take a long time to mature, but he turned out really nice. He is a very sweet boy too.
 
Last edited:

BeccaOH

Morning Gem Farm
11 Years
Oct 3, 2008
1,287
3
161
east central Ohio
Quote:Yes, they will be black carrying the Lavender Gene. It would be best if you had a couple of Aussies to work on the project with, since the type will have to be worked on as well.

Not sure what the type will be on the offspring. He is really pretty in person. He turned out much nicer than I expected. He did take a long time to mature, but he turned out really nice. He is a very sweet boy too.

I have several BA hens. I had 3 roos this spring. The oldest BA roo was beautiful but really mean. The other two never developed well and were hard on the girls. Decided I really didn't need to breed BA just keep the good layers.
 

Elite Silkies

Crowing
10 Years
Jun 17, 2009
5,410
45
251
Oklahoma
My Coop
Quote:Yes, they will be black carrying the Lavender Gene. It would be best if you had a couple of Aussies to work on the project with, since the type will have to be worked on as well.

Not sure what the type will be on the offspring. He is really pretty in person. He turned out much nicer than I expected. He did take a long time to mature, but he turned out really nice. He is a very sweet boy too.

I have several BA hens. I had 3 roos this spring. The oldest BA roo was beautiful but really mean. The other two never developed well and were hard on the girls. Decided I really didn't need to breed BA just keep the good layers.


I had 4 BA Roo's and none of them were ever mean. They didn't let you cuddle them, but never offered to flog or anything. But, I think there are always mean ones, no matter what the breed is.
 

New posts New threads Active threads

Top Bottom