Dun and Lavender= ?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Buns, Dec 28, 2010.

  1. Buns

    Buns Chirping

    Jul 3, 2010
    Quitman, Texas
    What does a bird with both dun and lavender expressed look like?

  2. acid_chipmunk

    acid_chipmunk Polish Silkies d'Uccles O my!

    Mar 29, 2010
    I don't think you can have both expressed at the same time. To have Lavender, you have to have two copies of the gene and it will show up as lav. You could possibly have dun split to lav, but it would show up as dun, not lav.

    I could be wrong, and if I am, I hope someone corrects me.
  3. roocrazy

    roocrazy Songster

    Jun 11, 2009
    im pretty sure you are correct.
  4. Henk69

    Henk69 Songster

    Nov 29, 2008
    Groesbeek Netherlands

    Sounds like you have one unified colorgene... [​IMG]

    A lavender bird can carry one or two copies of the dun gene but it probably wouldn't show.
    There may be a theoretical effect of the dun on the lavender but it would fall in the range of normal lavender.

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