How do you get lavender into a line?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by monarc23, Jan 10, 2009.

  1. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    Do you need to GET lavender to produce it or is there a way in the blue gene to express it??

    Thanks! [​IMG]
     
  2. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

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    lavender and blue are two different genes. If you want lavender you have to breed to a lavender bird. None of the first generation (F1) will show the gene. If you take F1 and either cross them back on the lavender parent or on each other, you will get either half lavender, half split to lavender babies, or if you breed them together you will get a quarter lavender, three quarters not showing lavender, and two thirds of those non-lavenders will be carriers, one third will be NON carriers, so you will have no way of knowing which is which, so you will have 3/4 "unknown splits" which can still be valuable if you have a lavender to cross them back on.
     
  3. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
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    The f1 birds will all be split lav. If you breed the f1 offspring back to a lav, you'll get 50% visual lav, 50% split lav. When breeding f1 split lav x f1 split lav you'll get 25% lav, 50% split lav, 25% without the lav gene. So breeding f1 back to visual lav is the better way to go because that way you know that all the birds that are not visual lav will carry the gene, where if you breed f1 x f1, you'll have no way of knowing whether you have a split lav or a bird not carrying the gene at all.
     
  4. Henk69

    Henk69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Problem here is that the lav-donor is not the desired breed.
    When you do F1 to F1 just take the lavender colored offspring, discard the others.

    I made a little webpage about breeding with lavender:
    http://home.hetnet.nl/~h.meijers69/parelgrijs.html
     
  5. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
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    Quote:Problem here is that the lav-donor is not the desired breed.
    When you do F1 to F1 just take the lavender colored offspring, discard the others.

    I made a little webpage about breeding with lavender:
    http://home.hetnet.nl/~h.meijers69/parelgrijs.html

    that was my problem, I was planning a lav project and the lav bird is a breed "similar" but not good enough to keep using as it's type isn't exactly what I need.
    thanks for the chart. it seems the "cleanest" way to acheive the color and not give up too much on type, thanks for posting it [​IMG]
     
  6. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    wow thank you SOO MUCH guys/gals!!!!!!!

    Great info! Much appreciated! [​IMG]
     

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