Blue and Lavendar orp question

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by RedRoosterFarm, Jan 17, 2011.

  1. RedRoosterFarm

    RedRoosterFarm **LOVE MY SERAMAS**

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    Can anyone here tell me if I breed a lavendar orpington to a blue orpington will that be a bad thing? I have lavendars and black but have a chance for blue. I dont understand the breeding when you ad blue. I got the black and lavendar thing figured out though.
     
  2. tadkerson

    tadkerson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:That will produce blue birds and black birds.

    Back cross a blue offspring with a lavender bird will produce a bird lighter in color than the lavender bird, blue birds, lavender birds and black birds.

    You will have to hatch 20 or more birds to get all four kinds of birds.

    Tim
     
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  3. RedRoosterFarm

    RedRoosterFarm **LOVE MY SERAMAS**

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    Thanks for the help!
    Quote:That will produce blue birds and black birds.

    Back cross a blue offspring with a lavender bird will produce a bird lighter in color than the lavender bird, blue birds, lavender birds and black birds.

    Tim
     
  4. RAREROO

    RAREROO Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:That will produce blue birds and black birds.

    Back cross a blue offspring with a lavender bird will produce a bird lighter in color than the lavender bird, blue birds, lavender birds and black birds.

    Tim

    And a throw back to this would if you two of the blues that were split for lav were crossed together. This would produce some Splashes, some Lavs, and probably some of those that are lighter than lavs, and it would get hard to tell who's who. So I personally wouldnt breed Blue into Lavenders.
     
  5. RedRoosterFarm

    RedRoosterFarm **LOVE MY SERAMAS**

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    hummm, i like this....thanks
    Quote:That will produce blue birds and black birds.

    Back cross a blue offspring with a lavender bird will produce a bird lighter in color than the lavender bird, blue birds, lavender birds and black birds.

    Tim

    And a throw back to this would if you two of the blues that were split for lav were crossed together. This would produce some Splashes, some Lavs, and probably some of those that are lighter than lavs, and it would get hard to tell who's who. So I personally wouldnt breed Blue into Lavenders.
     

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