Lav Orp x Black Cochin = Lavender Cochin?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by greenfamilyfarms, Sep 3, 2009.

  1. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    If I was to cross a Lavender Orpington to a LF Black Cochin, would I eventually end up with Lavender Cochins? How "hard" would this project be?
     
  2. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    Might take a while to get the leg feathering right. You know how partridge cochins still look a bit "brahmaesque"?
     
  3. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    Quote:Yeah... [​IMG] I know it will take some selection, but I'm thinking about trying it. I think a huge, fluffy, feather-footed lavender bird will be awesome to behold.
     
  4. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ideal sells bantam self blue cochins. The type isn't great, but it would cut out a few steps.
     
  5. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    It should give you split/lav chicks, then you breed the chicks together and end up with all lav's. I have a thread on here, and they explained it to me.

    I am looking for a Lav Orp Roo to breed to my Australorps.
     
  6. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

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    Quote:Not exactly.

    When you breed a Lavender to Black, yes, you get chicks that are split for lavender. But if you were to breed two split birds together, you would get 25% black, 50% split, and 25% lavender, not ALL lavender. If you bred the split blacks to the lavender parent, then you would get 50% lavender and 50% split.
     
  7. Big Blue

    Big Blue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yeah... [​IMG] I know it will take some selection, but I'm thinking about trying it. I think a huge, fluffy, feather-footed lavender bird will be awesome to behold.

    They would look very nice and a good project. That is why we are working on the lavender Sussex(Huge,fluffy, but not feather-footed)
     
  8. Chickndaddy

    Chickndaddy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Starting with the bantams might be a bit easier. A lavender Australorp would be lovely. As well as a Sussex. [​IMG]
     
  9. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    Quote:I'm looking to do a large fowl (LF) project. Thanks for your help!
     
  10. chickenlittle32

    chickenlittle32 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anything large, fluffy, and lavender would be awesome [​IMG]
     

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