Lavender and Buff Parents but black chicks?

smcdermott

Chirping
5 Years
Dec 9, 2014
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Central Fl
Lavender Orpington Roo / (12) Buff Orpington Hen eggs, (3) barred rock Hen eggs

All babies basicly came out black??????? Just now, at 2 weeks old there are 2 that are showing some orange coloring on the back. Any ideas???
 

junebuggena

Crowing
Apr 17, 2015
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Long Beach, WA
Lavender is a recessive gene that takes two copies to express. All the chicks are carrying a Lavender gene. If bred to another carrier or Lavender, you have a chance for lavender.

ETA: Lavender are basically black birds, with two lavender dilute genes.
 
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