Info please - What is the difference between a lavender and a blue?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Ban seabhag, Jan 25, 2010.

  1. Ban seabhag

    Ban seabhag Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 28, 2009
    Glenn HWY Alaska
    I just want to know how they (lavenders) come about and how to tell if you have one. What exactly is the difference in appearance? Genetic components?
     
  2. vpeterson

    vpeterson Chillin' With My Peeps

    I heard that lavendar is a light gray shade. Much lighter than blue. It is like splash but it does not have any dark spots. I am interested in learning more about lavendar too so maybe someone else can weigh in on this.
     
  3. jenjscott

    jenjscott Mosquito Beach Poultry

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    My understanding is that lavender, or self blue is true breeding. lav x lav = lav. Blue is not true breeding, and it involves blue, black and splash, but I don't remember which gives what.
     
  4. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

  5. Ban seabhag

    Ban seabhag Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 28, 2009
    Glenn HWY Alaska
    Thanks. I was interested in how one comes by that color after reading about breeding programs to get it. I didn't know what it was!
     

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