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could use a little more help please - Lavendar feathering question

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by kizanne, Nov 4, 2012.

  1. kizanne

    kizanne Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have what i call a lavendar (possibly splash) americauna hen


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    I bred her to a 100% Black English Orphington.

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    I hatched out a chick that is silvery very much like her mother was in the incubator

    Really hard to see the color here can't get enough light in there.
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    So Is my americauna called lavendar splash? Does the appearance of silver in the baby indicate the Orphington has a silver or lav gene?
     
  2. mstricer

    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

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    No it is a EE
     
  3. kizanne

    kizanne Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know the baby will be an EE. The hen on top came from someone here who said pure americauna. I know not everyone actually means that but all her babies lay a very blue egg. Not green, not light blue or some shade so I think she was telling the truth.

    But the original question was does the Orphington have a recessive lav or silver gene if a baby is silver or lav.
     
  4. mstricer

    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

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    Splash is not a recognized color, you have an EE. Most all my EE's that I had laid blue eggs then some of my Ameraucana's. I actually used the EE's to start my Olive Egger project, because their eggs were so blue. Just because they lay a blue egg doesn't make them Ameraucana, I love the EE's and she is very pretty. It doesn't mater if you are mixing her anyway, she should pass the blue egg.
    http://www.ameraucana.org/standard.html
     
  5. nicalandia

    nicalandia Overrun With Chickens

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    thats 100% positive splash, when crossed to black will produce all Blue chicks..
     
  6. they'reHISchickens

    they'reHISchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Based on my mixed breed chicks that have hatched, I would call your chick blue. Our splashes at hatch look almost yellow. The blues range in intensity from light to dark. There is a german chicken genetic coloring chart online somewhere that tells you what colors yield what colors percentagewise in a hatch.
    We cross EEs and marans
     
  7. kizanne

    kizanne Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks all. So she is a splash EE, but I suspect or hope with 2 blue egg genes.

    If she hatched all blue I'd be thrilled. the baby is a silvery gray which is what she hatched out just a little lighter.


    I've been to the German chart and I'm afraid I don't understand it very well. I did use it to confirm the advice I received regarding my sex link chicks.

    If I understand Nicalandia correctly it doesn't matter if the roo has a recessive gene or not they will be blue?
     
  8. nicalandia

    nicalandia Overrun With Chickens

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    I dont know if she is a EE or Ameraucana, I just know she is splash...
     
  9. faykokoWV

    faykokoWV Mrs Fancy Plants

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    I'm confused on your statement that splash isn't a recognized color for Ameraucana. It was my understanding that blue doesn't breed true and results in blue black and splash birds? Any chance its a blue splash? I don't think its lavender, the color is wrong for that.
     
  10. Lots A Cluckin

    Lots A Cluckin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No matter weather she is pure ameraucana or not she is beautiful and the English Orpington if beautiful and they will make beautiful blue babies
     

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