How to get a lavendar color....

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by bargain, Dec 1, 2009.

  1. bargain

    bargain Love God, Hubby & farm Premium Member

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    I have blue, black and splash orpingtons - not quite laying but in about 2 months I think....

    Are there any combinations of these which might produce a lavendar orpington?

    I've searched a bit and not found, so if you know a link, please let me know.

    Thanks and have a blessed day!
     
  2. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    No- I think you need to introduce the color. Get some split/black eggs or chicks and breed the chicks back to eachother.
     
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    You must already have the lavender gene present, you can't make a lavender. It's a gene mutation, actually.
     
  4. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    As they mentioned lavender (lav) is a different gene than blue (Bl). You need to introduce the gene to get lavender birds.
     
  5. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Quote:Every gene except the wildtype variations are mutations, lol [​IMG]
     
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Ok, Sonoran, just get technical with me, why don't ya? LOL. [​IMG]
     
  7. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Drives my hubby nuts when I get picky about language. What can I say--I was an English major. [​IMG]
     

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