Lavender Genetics and Brahmas

Madd14

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I ordered Lavender Brahma chicks who have now grown out into pullets, a dog got the only one who turned out to be a cockerel. So I've decided to play around. What would be a good breed/color roo to put with the 2 lavender ladies? I was contemplating cochin or jersey giant....but not sure which color I should pair with lavender. I'll post pics of the ladies as soon as I can get out to the coop.
 

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I ordered Lavender Brahma chicks who have now grown out into pullets, a dog got the only one who turned out to be a cockerel. So I've decided to play around. What would be a good breed/color roo to put with the 2 lavender ladies? I was contemplating cochin or jersey giant....but not sure which color I should pair with lavender. I'll post pics of the ladies as soon as I can get out to the coop.
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EmmaRainboe

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I ordered Lavender Brahma chicks who have now grown out into pullets, a dog got the only one who turned out to be a cockerel. So I've decided to play around. What would be a good breed/color roo to put with the 2 lavender ladies? I was contemplating cochin or jersey giant....but not sure which color I should pair with lavender. I'll post pics of the ladies as soon as I can get out to the coop.
I would probably go with a black Cochin, so you get lavender mix then breed back to get a lavender cockerel, then have lavender chicks. But I might be biased as a lot of my flock is Brahma x Cochin, and have the sweetest cuddliest personalities.
 

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I'd say a blue or black brahma, because if you breed a half blue (or black) and half lavender bird BACK to either a half and half or a lavender, you'll get half the chicks with lavender and half black or blue. First generation bred to a black or blue rooster will be all be blue or black though. Lavender would reappear is subsequent generations.

Someone please correct me if I am wrong!

Edited to add: I say blue or black because then you can have a little color variety in your flock. I see nothing wrong with sticking to lavender though! It's a beautiful and rare feather color.
 

EmmaRainboe

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I'd say a blue or black brahma, because if you breed a half blue (or black) and half lavender bird BACK to either a half and half or a lavender, you'll get half the chicks with lavender and half black or blue. First generation bred to a black or blue rooster will be all be blue or black though. Lavender would reappear is subsequent generations.

Someone please correct me if I am wrong!
I would agree black brahma is probably the way to go, especially if you want pure breeds....... butttttt cochin x brahmas are so sweet :love
 

Madd14

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I would probably go with a black Cochin, so you get lavender mix then breed back to get a lavender cockerel, then have lavender chicks. But I might be biased as a lot of my flock is Brahma x Cochin, and have the sweetest cuddliest personalities.
That is one of the big reasons I was contemplating cochins! :)
 

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Agreed, stick with brahma. Each of the. Major common colors would offer something different if crossed to lavender. Dark would create a really interesting laced pattern on the hen's, light would create a lavender columbian called coronation. Lavender buff columbian would be pretty, too. Odds are your birds are one of these already, identifying which and getting a make of three same variety would make recreating more of them easier.
 

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