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Lavendar X Barred

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Thistlepony, Dec 7, 2011.

  1. Thistlepony

    Thistlepony In the Brooder

    Dec 7, 2011
    I'm new to backyard chickens and have a question. I understand that if you cross a lavendar orpington rooster over a barred rock hen, you will get black hens and black barred roosters. What happens in the second generation if you cross the black hens back to lavendar or if you cross the barred roosters back on lavendar hens? There seems to be lots of combinations LOL![​IMG]

  2. aoxa

    aoxa Crowing

    Hmm.. I am going to GUESS. If you breed the dark barred males to any female, all of the offspring will be barred. Could be wrong..

    Not sure what the dark females bred to an unbarred male would produce!
  3. nicalandia

    nicalandia Crowing

    Jul 16, 2009
    Quote:that's correct.. you would have sex links... [​IMG]

    Quote:50% Black and 50% none barred lavender..

    Quote:25% of the chicks(hens and roos) will be lavender Barred.

    25%(hens and roos) will be Barred(no lavender)

    25%(hens and roos) will be Black

    25%(hens and roos) will be lavender(not barred)

    so if you want lavender barred pain you will need to hatch atleast 24 eggs...
  4. Thistlepony

    Thistlepony In the Brooder

    Dec 7, 2011
    Thank you!
    With one Lavender orpington rooster (with a gimpy leg) and a barred rock hen to keep him company, I don't think I'll get 24 (minimum) eggs anytime soon! [​IMG]
    I wonder how well the barring would show up on the lavender?
    I love all the different colours....

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