Lavender Breeds

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by ThaJuicyJuice, Apr 18, 2011.

  1. ThaJuicyJuice

    ThaJuicyJuice Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are lavender breeds really lavender, or just a lightish grey in color?
     
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  2. GotGame

    GotGame Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:first off, lavender isnt a breed, its a color...it is simply black that has been diluted twice by the gene that is called 'lavender'....the only way to get lavender is to breed two birds that both carry the gene...
     
  3. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Getting to the point - It's basically a nice, shiny, uniform gray. Although indeed in some light it can appear a pretty lavender-lilac color. The same as "blue" does.
     
  4. Timmy

    Timmy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Like got game said lavenders also called self blue are a color that is twice diluted from black not a breed. They are a slate grey color. The lavender gene causes recessive Black to become grey and red feathers to become cream.
     
  5. wilds of pa

    wilds of pa Chillin' With My Peeps

    awww i just love the color... lavender aka self blue.. It so reminds me of the cotton candy color every time i see it. [​IMG]

    here's some cotton candy just for you.. [​IMG]

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  6. ThaJuicyJuice

    ThaJuicyJuice Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Your birds look great. What kind are those? Orps? Do you sell fertilized eggs?
     
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  7. farmerChef

    farmerChef Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Its called self-blue in game breeds. If you breed lavender to lavender, you get all lavender(hence self-blue). If you breed blue to blue, you get blue, black, and splash/sport.
     
  8. pinkwindsong

    pinkwindsong Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh my goodness they are beautiful.. I hope they accept he color soon so that it can be shown.. it seamed to take forever for the mantle color in great danes to be approved to show.. hoping the chicken people are faster to recognize.
    blessed be )O(
    Pink
     
  9. FrenchToast

    FrenchToast "Draft Apple Ridge" a Bit from Heaven

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    As long as we're on the topic of lavender may I jump in and ask how the lavender (self-blue) color was originally created ???

    What color bred with what color ??

    Would be very interesting to know.

    Beautiful birds [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  10. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Quote:Since it is a recessive trait most likely it just 'popped up' randomly in breeding.
     

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