Lavender Australorps - Phase 1

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by call ducks, May 31, 2010.

  1. call ducks

    call ducks silver appleyard addict

    Mar 4, 2009
    waterville , canada
    My first Lavender chick. Will be breeding him (hopefully) over the blues that he hatced with (they may carry the gene) and black hens next spring. (i have more eggs in the incubator. 1 out of every 4 eggs hatched will turn out to be lavender)

    here are some pics of the chick
  2. houndit

    houndit There is no H or F in Orpington!

    Jul 13, 2008
    Braymer Missouri
    Wow! Congratulations! I cant wait to see him full grown!
  3. LadyBeartoothMamma

    LadyBeartoothMamma Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 31, 2010
    Absarokee Montana
    Cool I have one Black Australorp right now but will be getting three more sometime next week. The lavender one is so pretty Congrats
  4. call ducks

    call ducks silver appleyard addict

    Mar 4, 2009
    waterville , canada
    this will also be part of my blues at some point to. Right now i have 2 blue australorps,12 black australorps, and 1 lavender right now. With 1 more dozen in blue eggs in the incubator. There is some one on BYC in the US, that is devloping. If you know who that is (i can not rember the username) Pealse send me a PM
  5. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 17, 2009
    My Coop
    I will start incubating my splits in a week or two. My Lav Boy has only been in with the girls for about 2-3 weeks now. So, I want to give him another week to make sure they are splits.
  6. AK Michelle

    AK Michelle Bad Girl of the North

    Mar 17, 2009
    Palmer, Alaska

    Ducky we really need to perfect our smuggling skills so we can trade [​IMG]
  7. call ducks

    call ducks silver appleyard addict

    Mar 4, 2009
    waterville , canada
  8. aveca

    aveca Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 30, 2009
    Waverly, NY
    Wonderful, it will be exciting to see how he develops!! Keep us posted.

    I hope you post some pics of more or your australops..I know you started a thread but it kind of got lost ..I really wanted to see more of your birds...LOVE seeing the australorps and its so nice to have a fellow australorp owner to talk to....I have a new cockeral that is going to be a really good bird..he really suprised me. I knew he was going to be decent , good parents under a surrogate broody,(I was getting tired of running the bator) but he came out much better than I could have hoped, had a pullet no where near as good... I went to post some pics but lost the australorps thread . We call him drama because he is a bit of a screamer if I have to pick him up for any reason. I will be showing him late fall in one county fair and one APA show along with his mother. Dundee, the pop has an injury so he cant go this year....
    I only have 2 this year good enough for the show ring..but we will see how the new hatched pullets come out for next year.they will be a little too young for this years shows.. we Gave a few cockerals to some 4hers. and culled out a few pullets for a freind who loves a nice egg layer.

    this is the little boy and his molting surrogate mom about month ago maybe a little more, makes me so nervous letting them out but its good for them.. her feathers have grown back in now..

    this is the actual mom
    Last edited: Jun 1, 2010
  9. High Roost Ranch

    High Roost Ranch The Chicken Whisperer

    Very cool! I love my black Australorps. Would love to see updates as they come. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Jun 2, 2010
  10. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

    Jan 12, 2007
    Land of Lincoln
    If you cross Lav over blue, you will NOT get Lavenders. It would be some sort of a diluted or muted blue or some funky color.

    If you want to stick with Lavs and only produce black and Lavs, that would be the way to go.

    Now that is something I would consider in my flock some Lav Australorps LOL! By a long shot! [​IMG]

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