Can I mix Blue and Lavedar Orpingtons?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Rain Rider, Jun 18, 2011.

  1. Rain Rider

    Rain Rider Out Of The Brooder

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    Can I mix Blue and Lavedar Orpingtons? I love the blues and the lavendars. I currently have a Blue Orp. Rooster and two Blue Hens. I know black and splash make blue, and blue makes black, splash and blue. But what about the Lav? Can I get Lave hens. I do plan to hatch some of my eggs.
     
  2. chickendales

    chickendales Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you can but all the babies well be lavender splits and how ever buys ur chicks should know this because when they breed there blue togeather there not going to think there getting lavender
     
  3. Rain Rider

    Rain Rider Out Of The Brooder

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    So, responsibly, it would not be encouraged then? Thank you. I'll wait to get Lavs till I have a way to seperate two flocks.
     
  4. chickendales

    chickendales Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the one thing is blue have better type then lavenders so if ur working on type u can mix them
     
  5. Rain Rider

    Rain Rider Out Of The Brooder

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    I do not show. I’m just a back yard chicken lover. However, I did not want to make a horrible mistake right in beginning. I want to be a responsible pet chicken owner.
     
  6. tgrlily

    tgrlily Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Better to use black with good type than blue. Blue makes a genetic mess. Black + Lav is straightforward & responsible. [​IMG]
     

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