Has anyone bred lavender to other colors beside black?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Tony, Mar 27, 2009.

  1. Tony

    Tony Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I`ve read many times here about the Lav and Black breedings and how it works and pretty much understand it. My question is, what about breeding lav to other colors. Black breasted reds, buffs, white, barred...etc.
    Does the color show up in the first set of offspring? This question applies to ANY of the known lavenders. Silkies,Orpingtons,D`uccles, OEG,Dutch etc.
    Pics if you have them would be great. thanks, Tony
     
  2. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    For lavender to show, the chick must inherit a copy from each parent. If the bird doesn't have two copies, there is no way to tell whether it is there or not.

    So yes, you could breed a lavender to any of the named varieties and have lavender something or other (barring, mottling, lacing, etc.) offspring. However, the chances of that actually occuring are pretty slim unless lavender has already been bred into that line.

    It normally takes two generations to bring lavender into a new variety or breed.
     
  3. nzpouter

    nzpouter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    mille fleur + lav = porcelain....
     
  4. Henk69

    Henk69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:A small percentage in 2 generations and hatch lots ...
     
  5. Tony

    Tony Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok, I understand now. For some reason I was thinking the offspring would show lav of some degree in the first hatch. I`ve had blue orp roos breed buff orp hens and produce offspring showing both colors on the first hatch.
     
  6. Krys109uk

    Krys109uk Chillin' With My Peeps

    I`ve had blue orp roos breed buff orp hens and produce offspring showing both colors on the first hatch

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    Blue is not the same as lavender. Is there some reason you expected lavender?
    I've seen from buff orp crosses with dark cuckoo that the pheomalinin shows more than might be expected in the offspring.​
     

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