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Crossing Jubilee orpingtons with blue and lavender orpingtons

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by skylarms, Sep 21, 2013.

  1. skylarms

    skylarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am being gifted a GORGEOUS jubilee cockerel. However, as of now, all I have is 6 week old jubilees. The cockerel is 5 months. In the mean time, I plan to put him with my blue and lavender girls for "practice". Im sure this has been done, but am wondering what colors we may end up with if I were to hatch some chicks. All are very nice representations of orpington type. Thanks!
     
  2. skylarms

    skylarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I should also state that Im not in it to create some new "rare" breed. Just wondering what the colors would be? Blue jubilee? Lav jubilee" Maybe a mauve color like when you mix chocolate and lav?
     
  3. tadkerson

    tadkerson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A adult plumage

    jub x blue= black with some non-black color on head, neck and breast / blue some non-black color on head, neck and breast

    jub x lav= black with some non-black color on head, neck and breast

    The amount of non-black can vary- almost none to a brown red looking bird, non-black in females will be red, males could be white or red depends on the genetics in the female- most likely white in males

    back cross a male offspring from the lav cross to the female lavs will produce more lavs

    Tim
     
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  4. skylarms

    skylarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! You've donr this I take it! Do you have photos by chance?
     
  5. tadkerson

    tadkerson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    no, when you cross the birds that is what you will get. I know the genetics behind the birds and that is what the offspring will look like.

    Tim
     
  6. skylarms

    skylarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! Im very into genetics (well with horses)and would love to learn more about chicken color genetic. If you have a good source for chicken color genetics, please let me know!
     

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