Is there such birds?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by ameraucanacrazy, Mar 21, 2011.

  1. ameraucanacrazy

    ameraucanacrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was wondering if it is posable for lavender mottled bantam Cochins?
     
  2. GotGame

    GotGame Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I doubt it, I know of a couple people that are working on lavender bantam cochins, but you would need to take a Lavender Cochin Roo over a black mottled hen, and work on them from that point on. Mottling is recessive and so is Lavender (both birds would need to carry the trait for it to be present) , so you would need to take the offspring from that mating and breed together to get the lavender and the mottling, and it would take several more generations to get them right. Just what I have learned in my limited time with chickens and genetics, if some of the old timers disagree with me, go with what they say...
     
  3. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Sure, why not? Lavender and mottled can occur on a bird. I've seen it in orpingtons. Don't see why you couldn't see it in cochins.
     
  4. ameraucanacrazy

    ameraucanacrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay thanks and one more question is it possible to get lavender partridge.
     
  5. GotGame

    GotGame Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It can definitely be done, but Lavender is a new color (as far as I know) to cochin bantams...will probably be a little time before you see any of the lavender mottled...in the Old English breed it is called Pearl, lavender mottled...
     
  6. GotGame

    GotGame Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No idea on lavender partridge, I dont know how you would go about it, lavender does not have a lacing with it, so imo (limited that it is) you couldnt make a lavender partridge...
     
  7. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Actually, lav cochins have been around for a while in bantams. I think there are some working on large fowl, but that is pretty new. Yes, you can dilute most any color with lavender and lots of work.
     
  8. ameraucanacrazy

    ameraucanacrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay thank yall
     
  9. GotGame

    GotGame Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I stand corrected, I had heard from a couple people that were trying to work on lavender cochin bantams, I thought it was a new color in the breed...
     
  10. Chris09

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    Quote:It depends on the term "Lavender" and the person you ask. To me no, you can not have a "Lavender" mottled fowl.
    "Lavender" is what's known as Self Blue, Self Color by APA definition is: A single uniform color throughout the plumage, as in Black and White varieties.
    So a Self Blue ("Lavender") should be a single uniform Blue throughout the plumage, now by adding Mottling you no longer have a Self colored fowl and no longer a Self Blue ("Lavender") color.
    In my eyes if you would add Mottling to a "Lavender" colored fowl that color would now be a Blue Mottled.

    Chris
     

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