How does a split lavender Orp over B/B/S hens turn out

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by tberggren, Apr 15, 2009.

  1. tberggren

    tberggren Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well actually I think I already know about the split over black but does anyone know how the genetic colors end up if crossed with a Blue or a Splash hen??

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  2. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Lavender will NEVER show in a heterozygous state; it is not a leaky gene. A bird can be lavender AND blue (Blbl lavlav) or lavender AND splash (BlBl lavlav). The phenotype is pretty much blue or splash--not much to tell that the lavender is present. There is a way to tell from the colouring of the shafts of the tail feathers, but the website that gave details on that disappeared at the end of December [​IMG]
     
  3. tberggren

    tberggren Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So if I understand you correctly the black/split over blue or splash will result the same as a reg black over a blue or splash.

    Is that correct?

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  4. Kanchii

    Kanchii Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Yes. It'll like breeding a black to the b/b/s. but then some of the babies will carry lav.
     
  5. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Actually, if it is lavlav, all the babies will carry lav. If you breed a Blbl lavlav to a blbl lavlav, all the babies will be lavender; however, those who also inherit a blue gene will show as blue.
     

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