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Lavender Marans Breeding Thread

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by sniper338, Jan 1, 2016.

  1. sniper338

    sniper338 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lavender Marans - how do you go about breeding lavenders for darker egg color?

    Black split - what is a black split?

    Black split breeding ratio?

    I want and need to learn this stuff, but cant get my hands on straight info on how to go about it all.
     
  2. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    I can't specifically speak to the breeding of Marans for better egg color, although I imagine using males who hatched from the darkest eggs over females who laid the darkest eggs would be a good start.

    When it comes to Lavender a black split is a bird who carries Lavender but does not show it, and so will appear pure black.

    Breedings would be:

    Lavender x Lavender: 100% Lavender

    Lavender x Black (or another color, but other colors might result in color leakage): 100% Black split for Lavender

    Black split x Black split: 25% Lavender, 50% Black split, 25% Black

    Black split x Lavender: 75% Lavender, 25% Black split
     
  3. sniper338

    sniper338 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In your explaination... the first is roo, second is hen right?

    As in the last example... black split ROO X lavender HEN = 75% lavender and 25% black split?
     

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