is this possible? lavender araucana x white leghorn offspring.

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by MrViskers, Jun 28, 2011.

  1. MrViskers

    MrViskers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i own a male lavender araucana about 5 months and a white leghorn female about 4-5 months .. Im new to the world of chicken ownership and i have recently made my own flock , i bought a pair of araucana lavenders one female which the lady told me they will be ready to breed in a few months and one white leghorn pullet.. all 3 chickens get along the male araucana is starting to crow . the person i bought them from said they will be ready to breed anytime in spring. Im in Australia and it is winter. I want to have mixed breed Easter 'Egger' chicks but is it possible with a Lavender male Araucana and a White female Leghorn? [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  2. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    Yes the Araucana and Leghorn crosses would be Easter Eggers! Enjoy them!
     
  3. MrViskers

    MrViskers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What color would be more dominant ? or is it a mixed chance of the offspring being Lavender and white.. i've heard that Araucana gene is dominantly black while its white as well . but I have seen some Easter Eggers 'mongrels' with interesting colors.
     
  4. flowerchild59

    flowerchild59 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It sounds like a fun project. When you have babies post some pics on the easter eggers thread.
     
  5. tgrlily

    tgrlily Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:If I'm not mistaken, Leghorns are dominant white. You need 2 copies of lav to have a visually lavender bird. Your Araucana will give one copy to his offspring & theoretically, they will be visually white split to(carrying) lavender. If you breed them back to the Araucana roo, you'll get some lavender, some black split, some pure white & some white split.
     
  6. MsLisa

    MsLisa New Egg

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    We just hatched an araucana rooster with a white leghorn hen. The chick came out with all yellow feathers and a couple of black spots. The chick looks healthy.
     
  7. MsLisa

    MsLisa New Egg

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    Here is a picture of our Araucana rooster and White leghorn Hen mix. It is the one with the black spot on its back.
     
  8. NJNick

    NJNick Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes white is dominant. Well when it comes to Auracanas. I have it pretty easy. I have a White tufted Auracanas rooster. But the chicks seem to have the black spots.
    I did this cross last year. And kept a rumpless 1/2 and 1/2 hen. She laid a green egg all thru the winter. And to my surprise she became broddy. And set very good. However she is not a good mother. And lost all her chicks.
    She just started laying again. Maybe 2 weeks after loosing her chicks.
    This time to I will have to keep better records of when she hatches the biddies out. And put them in the brooder.
    I have some nice tufted Auracanas in the brooder. They could be out of the leghorn hens. I do not know. If the tufts breed on. But I will let you all know...Thanks...NJNick
     
  9. Henerz101

    Henerz101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've been told they're called leganas
     
  10. shannybell

    shannybell Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have an Lavender Ameraucana rooster and a white leghorn hen and I'm thinking about hatching some of her eggs... Do you all know which comb is dominant in this cross? I read in the thread that white is dominant and I would have to breed back to get any lavender actually show up.
     

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