Lavender & Black Orpington

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Meghan Henry, Jun 9, 2016.

  1. Meghan Henry

    Meghan Henry New Egg

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    I'm new to chickens. Right now I have a small flock of 3 lavender and 2 black Orpington hens. I am getting another lavender hen and lavender rooster. I was curious if I were to have chicks from both the black and lavender hens would I get both colored chicks or just lavender. Thanks!
     
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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  3. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! I afraid color genetics are not my forte in life but I'm sure if you pop by the link Sumi has left for you the keepers there will be able to help you. How are you finding your orpingtons? I have one Orpington chick from my last hatch and it seems a friendly little thing. I hoping its a pullet!! Fingers crossed the friendliness continues.

    Good luck for the future and enjoy BYC :frow
     
  4. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Oh, those Lavender Orps are SO pretty! I don't have any although I do keep Black Australorps. Love all the Orp breeds. :)

    Definitely ask this question in one of our Orpington threads.

    Enjoy your birds and welcome to our flock! :)
     
  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great advice already so I'll just say hello!

    All the best
    CT
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    You might want to pose that question also, at "what breed or gender is this." There are a few very experienced folks there that have good knowledge of color genetics.
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     

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