Lavender Brahma?

Discussion in 'Exhibition, Genetics, & Breeding to the SOP' started by careeka22, Jul 17, 2019.

  1. careeka22

    careeka22 Songster

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    Out of curiosity, I know that when I cross my Lavender Orpington to my Brahma hen I get an all black chick with pea comb and feathered legs. If I cross her back to father I can get a chance of Lavender with pea comb and feathered legs. Would you call that a Lavender Brahma or still just a cross?
     
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  2. Brahma Chicken5000

    Brahma Chicken5000 Araucana Addict

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    It would still just be a cross. You would need to hatch a lot of eggs from your Lavender Orpington-Brahma and Lavender Orpington to be able to choose the pea combed, feather legged lavender chicks in order to breed them together and start working towards a Lavender Brahma.
    @nicalandia @The Moonshiner can lend their knowledge to help you.
     
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  3. careeka22

    careeka22 Songster

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    Thank you! This may be a future project of mine. At the moment I don't have the space for two roos even if I got one of each. But when we have land I'd love to play around with it to see what I can get.
     
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  4. nicalandia

    nicalandia Crowing

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    I would call them Lavender pea combed Orpington cross(75% Orp)
     
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  5. The Moonshiner

    The Moonshiner Professional Chicken Tender

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    It would defiantly still be a cross.
    I'd call it a lavender orpington/Brahma cross.
    If you want a lavender Brahma I'd cross the two then cross the offspring.
    From the offspring cross only go forward with a lavender chick. Pick one or some with the Brahma features and breed back to a Brahma. Then cross those offspring together and repeat.
    You would want to cross back to Brahma as much as possible to get back to the Brahma appearance but cross siblings every other generation to produce lavender chicks so you can continue the lavender color without having to test breed.
     
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  6. CountryFlock

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    Did you want to breed for them or just want them? I’ve seen a breeder selling them right now I believe.
     
  7. The Moonshiner

    The Moonshiner Professional Chicken Tender

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    BTW what pattern are your Brahma?
     
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  8. careeka22

    careeka22 Songster

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    This is great thanks! I can't wait to expand my flock one day and make it happen.
     
  9. careeka22

    careeka22 Songster

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    Just have one hen currently, she's white with black head and feather patterning. Would love more in the future, great bird.
     

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  10. careeka22

    careeka22 Songster

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    Breeder for them and also keep a few. I'm enjoying playing around with the genetics of everything at the moment. I'm still shocked by a lot of the colors of the chicks from my mixed flock. My favorites are the blue EE/Orp crosses they get the muffs and pea comb from their mom but thickness of my Orp
     

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