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Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by DMRippy, Jun 29, 2012.
I would rather buy from somebody that has been working on improvements rather than profits.
So cute! My 5 just hatched on Saturday. I also have 4 6-week olds outside right now
nice ! Candy is great.
Every strain has different progressions with the lavenders. I have Orps that hatch pure white, I have to look at their feather quills to see if they are black or white to determine if they are a lavender or a pure white Orp. I did not cross whites into them and they do not produce pure whites from the lavenders but I hatch lavenders and whites at the same time so have to be carefull not to dump a lavender with black legs by mistake as a white with black legs since they are Orps. There are lavender strains that are very dark colored also in other peoples breeding strains.
See... you learn something new everyday. I only have experience with my Lav Ams. I don't have Lav anything else.
It must be the lighting in regards to my picture - they are definitely not white! Still learning how to take good pictures of fast moving chicks
I think this got lost in the shuffle - I was looking back to find information on feather quality. Does anyone have pictures of poor quality feathers? Juvies and/or adults - I would love a reference! And, is it best to wait until they get their adult feathers in to judge quality? Thanks!
You'll see the poor quality feathers soon enough with lavs from unimproved lines of constant lav x lav breedings. When you start with culls to begin with and don't even attempt to improve them....
You might want to put an order in now for some quality blacks- you're going to need them.
Dak posted pictures of two quality hens/pullets just lately. That should give you an idea what they should look like, if they are not like that and roughly looking feathers you will need improvements. Same with the male's tails they will be very rough looking and stringy like if they have the K factor.