Lavender AND splash

Discussion in 'Exhibition, Genetics, & Breeding to the SOP' started by Cefast, Jan 19, 2019.

  1. Cefast

    Cefast In the Brooder

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    I have a lavender hen that produce blue offspring, hence also splash. Her feathers show darker stems and some even more dark gray. Is this because of the double blue gene or are there more hiding. Anyone else with a bird with the same genotype showing the same fenotype?
     

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  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Chicken tender

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    Was lavender bred to lavender? I'm unsure in chickens, but in turkeys lavender can have black specs to it, so maybe it's similar in chickens?
     
  3. Cefast

    Cefast In the Brooder

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    No, I bred her to a jubilee rooster and all the offspring got blue. Thats why I can tell she is not only lavender but also splash.
     
  4. RoostersAreAwesome

    RoostersAreAwesome Free Ranging

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    She's not lavender and splash, she's just splash. Why did you think she was lavender?
     
  5. The Moonshiner

    The Moonshiner Professional Chicken Tender

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    Agreed
    She isn't lavender
     
  6. MokiYoki

    MokiYoki Chirping

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    Sorry she is just a dark splash and not lavender. A lavender splash would be white or nearly white with light lavender flecks. She is beautiful anyways and gives you all blue chicks! So thats nice :)
     
  7. Cefast

    Cefast In the Brooder

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    Sorry if the photos mislead you but she is lavender. Im not misstaken on that. I know a splash bird when I see one and a lavender aswell. This paticular bird carries both and my question is if someone can confirm splash showing thru lavender the way her feathers show or not.
     
  8. The Moonshiner

    The Moonshiner Professional Chicken Tender

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    There's a difference in being lavender and carrying lavender and I can confirm that she is not expressing lavender.
     
  9. MokiYoki

    MokiYoki Chirping

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    If you want confirmation on if she is lavender or not then cross her to a lavender rooster.
    If the offspring come out all blue she is simpley a splash.
    If all of them come out as light as she is then you have a lavender.
    If you get more than one shade of black/blue/lavender then she is a lavender carrier but that still doesnt mean she appears lavender.
    Splash has a highly variable expression so that means they can be very solid Lavender colour with a few flecks of black/dark grey or they can have a mix of white and blue feathers. Lavender and splash are just diluters of black they act on the same range of colour.
    If I were you Id cross her back to her sons and work on making the colour more solid in the splashes. It would be a new sort of self lavender that doesnt mess up the feather quality and makes blues when crossed to black which sounds way better than traditional lavender.
     
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