Best buff/lavender cross?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by SarahIrl, Jun 1, 2010.

  1. SarahIrl

    SarahIrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have three lav araucanas and buff orps due to hatch soon. Planning on cross breeding for pretty colours, but am I better to go female buff x lavender or vice-versa? If I fdon't have a lav roo, I can get one locally, so making sure I have one won't be an issue. And I know the buff orps will lay cream coloured eggs, but the cross will lay what colour? I love the baby blue eggs from lav araucanas!
     
  2. blackclownfish16

    blackclownfish16 Chillin' With My Peeps

    The lavender is recessive so the f1 will not show any lavender but will carry it. I would imagine that they will be buff's with lots of black. The f2 will get you some lavender chicks when mated among themselves or back to the lavender araucana.
     

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