Lavender, Mottled & Split Orpington Eggs NPIP

Discussion in 'Chicken Hatching Eggs' started by tgrlily, Feb 19, 2012.

  1. tgrlily

    tgrlily Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 11, 2009
    East Syracuse
    Lavender and Split Orpington Hatching Eggs $45 per dozen or $60 for 18 Buy It Now! I always include extras. :) Shipping is $16 for a dozen & $20 for 18. Please PM to purchase!

    I've been breeding these for 3 years to work towards the Standard & help bring these magnificent creatures out of the Project phase. My original Lavender Project Orps came directly from hinkjc in PA. Again -- Thanks, Jody & Charlie!!! The cockbird is huge & I paired him with a very typey Black split to Lavender hen who won Best English to produce my next generation. Last year I'm bred the original cockbird & a lav cockerel over 2 lavender pullets & 4 of the biggest exhibition quality English style Black Orpington hens I could buy from a breeder in the deep south. My standard is very high & one of the Black Hens won Best of Breed at 2 shows last show season. This cross to black produced splits that are True Orpington type. We kept only the very best size, type & feather quality in both lavender & split. Last seasons breeding also produced many mottled lav & split chicks. To avoid confusion caused by using other colors like blue & splash, we only cross back to black or split.

    Our current configuration includes two huge, stunning lavender roosters over lavender, mottled & split girls. They are laying up a storm right now & fertility looks great!!

    We are improving our line each successive generation!
    The chicks we hatch from these eggs are big, beautiful and very healthy!
    The second pic shows lavender, split mottled & lavender mottled chicks.

    The lavender gene works like this:
    ~All chicks produced by the lavender x lavender are visually lavender.
    ~The chicks from the Lavender x black are visually black, but carry the lavender gene.
    ~Lavender x split - all chicks carry the lavender gene & half are visually lavender.
    ~Split x split - 25% are visually lavender, 50% are split & 25% are black.
    -You can't tell the difference between a split & a black chick by looking at them.

    We have excellent fertility here, but can't guarantee how the USPS will handle them. I pack eggs the way I prefer to recieve them & only send the freshest ones. I'll individually wrap each egg in a generous amount of bubblewrap, then nestle them snugly in shredded newspaper with another layer of bubblewrap lining the box to cushion them. I also put foam padding in the bottom of the box. They'll ship out priority mail directly from the Syracuse hub to save shipping time - we only ship monday or tuesday. Paypal only, please!
    Last edited: Feb 20, 2012

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