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Lavender Ameraucana - questions with pics

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by HorseFeatherz NV, Aug 7, 2010.

  1. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    I have a cockerel, who is out of Lavender parents but is super light or white? I know the breeder has not had white birds in a few years, and this spring the breeder also hatched/grew out some chicks like this.

    This is Flrpl as a chick – 4.23.10

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    With the blacks of the order

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    Flrpl as of 8.5.10

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    Chick on the right, scooting out of the photo is a white splashed chick (splash orp over white cochin)

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    My questions – what color genetically is he – is he "white looking" with Lavender genes? – so if I used him over my black pullets, he would throw splits who if breed back to him would be lavs?


    Or is he genetically white or something else?


    Would he be/is he a cull? Not necessarily a must kill, but just a cull from the Ameraucana Lav line? Course I would love to hear if you see other obvious faults also - color or confirmation for this age.


    Thank you [​IMG]
     
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  2. Shaffer

    Shaffer Songster

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    You need to post the pictures and questions on the club site. You have many different genes than just recessive white and lavender in that bird. The Guru's of the Ameraucanas will or should answer your questions. Sorry, I do not want to speculate what those genes are in case I am incorrect.
     
  3. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    Thanks Shaffer - I have/am trying. I cannot register - some type of error [​IMG] so I thought I would try here.


    eta: I do not know, maybe I need to be an ABC member before I can before a forum member?
     
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  4. Shaffer

    Shaffer Songster

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    Contact John Blehm if you can not get on or better yet PM or email Pips&Peeps she generally responds very quickly unless there is a show today. I have seen several people with Spectator after their name and I don't believe they are ABC members either.
     
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  5. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    Quote:I am pretty sure he is not lavender but out of the black breeding pen. I got one in a batch I purchased too. It has feathered out a dingy white just like yours.

    I do not know what "color" this is, but I would consider it a cull.

    You can try e-mailing John at his regular e-mail : [email protected]
     
  6. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    Thank you Pips&Peeps! Thank you
     

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