Lavender cochin roo--what color hen do I need?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by 1Chick Magnet, Mar 15, 2012.

  1. 1Chick Magnet

    1Chick Magnet Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 16, 2008
    New Hampshire
    I have a bunch of bantam chicks that are about two and a half weeks old right now. Some of these will be my new breeding stock for next year.
    I am trying to figure out who to keep. I like a rainbow flock but don't want to breed a bunch of black chicks. I like lacing and mottled and speckled. here is a list of the colors I think I will be choosing from. the breed is cochin. the question is--what color rooster do I keep to get the best variety of colors to come through in the offspring?

    blue
    black
    splash
    lavender
    white
    partridge
    silver laced
    gold laced
    buff


    I don't think there are any mottled or red
    A friend of mine has millie fleur so that is a possibility too.

    any advice would be appreicated
     
    Last edited: Mar 18, 2012
  2. 1Chick Magnet

    1Chick Magnet Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 16, 2008
    New Hampshire
    if I have a lavender roo will all the chicks be black from all the different colored girls?
     
  3. 1Chick Magnet

    1Chick Magnet Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 16, 2008
    New Hampshire
    anybody have any idea what colors of chicks I would get if I used a lavender roo over any of the colors listed above?
     
  4. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Ignoring all other genes that could mess with the outcome, lavender x blue would give half blue, half black, all carrying lavender as a hidden gene. Lavender x splash would be all blue, with lavender hidden.

    Lavender x lavender should be all lavender.

    Lavender x partidge would be either all black or all partridge (or even 50/50), depending on the base (e-alleles) of the lavender.

    Lavender x white is a complete guess, other than likely not lavender or white.

    The laced birds will depend on the e-alleles of both parents. Lacing is likely, but probably not as good as in laced parent. Any lavender is unlikely.

    Buff would likely have more smut than on buff parent, and outcome would depend on whether the lavender has silver, gold or golden ground.

    Mottling is recessive, so mottle or mille fleur is unlikely in offspring.
     
  5. 1Chick Magnet

    1Chick Magnet Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 16, 2008
    New Hampshire
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    these are 2 adults I have. she is lavender and he is splash. is there a lavender splash? he is the same color as her but with splash markings.
     
  6. 1Chick Magnet

    1Chick Magnet Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 16, 2008
    New Hampshire
    all chicks are hatchery stock. one of the chicks look like a lavender roo. the 2 in the photo are young. I haven't hatched anything from them yet.


     

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