Blue and Lavender Ice genetics?

Discussion in 'Geese' started by aineheartsyou, Jun 4, 2011.

  1. aineheartsyou

    aineheartsyou Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can someone explain it to me? I ordered a pair of assorted americans from holderread so I am not sure if I will get blues, lavender ice or one of each.
     
  2. Jenifer Kraus

    Jenifer Kraus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If they are assorted you should get both colors. I know you will absolutely love them. Congratulations .
     
  3. aineheartsyou

    aineheartsyou Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the way it was explained to me when I asked about it was that with the assorted it is whatever hatches that day so it could be a matched pair or not.
     
  4. rainy day ducks

    rainy day ducks Out Of The Brooder

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    It will likely be what they have left over. You may get all blues, all lavender, or a mix. When two American blues breed, you can get both lavender ice and blue goslings. When you breed two lavender ice geese, you get only lavender ice goslings. If you breed a blue and a lavender I think you still only get lavender ice. I may be mistaken on that one and am only going off memory.

    I have 6 week old American Blues and they are a real delight! The gander is the more outgoing of the two. He has a small Dutch Hookbill duck as a sidekick! You will love these goslings!
     
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  5. aineheartsyou

    aineheartsyou Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thanks!
     
  6. Cottage Rose

    Cottage Rose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't believe you will get lavenders from blue x blue.
    Blue and lavender are two separate genes so unless both the
    blues carry a lavender gene you will not get lavenders.
     
  7. Jenifer Kraus

    Jenifer Kraus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can ask Dave if your blues have lavender behind them and I am sure he will know. I have had some lavenders out of 2 blue parents. I have lavender turkeys to which are the same color as the lavender ice also the same as lilac according to the ALBC.
     
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  8. aineheartsyou

    aineheartsyou Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I sent holderreads an email. I will post the answer as soon as i hear back.
     
  9. pete55

    pete55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmm... this is a tough one as it depends on the interpretation of Lavender Ice. Is it a genetic silver or does it also have the buff gene???

    My interpretation is a Blue has one Blue gene (heterozygous for Blue) and Lavender Ice has two Blue genes (homozygous for Blue). I'll be very interested in your reply.

    Pete [​IMG]
     
  10. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Quote:In turkeys, lilac and lavender is completely different. Lilac is 2 'doses' of lavender over a bronze base, lavender is 2 'doses' of lavender over a slate base.
     

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