Lavender OEGB??? Question Answered Thanks!!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by pamperedpoultry, Apr 14, 2009.

  1. pamperedpoultry

    pamperedpoultry CHICKENFIED

    Is there even a such thing? If so how did they come about and does anyone have pic's. I've also heard people say that lavenders are really self blue???

    Thanks for the fast responses.. I was thinking Self blue and lavender was the the same thing.. Now I know..[​IMG]
     
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  2. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

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  3. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Self-blue and lavender are the same thing (at least in the US); blue is an entirely different, unrelated gene.

    Self-blue is the name of the variety, at least as listed in the APA & ABA standards; lavender is the name of the gene. There is a move towards calling the variety lavender, especially in breeds where it is not yet recognised. However, I'm pretty sure self-blue is a recognised variety for OEGB, so calling them lavender makes no sense.

    You cannot get self-blue or lavender from blue. IFF the blue bird ALSO carries lavender, and if the other parent does as well, you may get some lavender chicks--but this has nothing to do with the blue.
     
  4. arllcountrygirl

    arllcountrygirl lavender nutt

    Here is a pic of my self blue oegb
    Mine have been breeding true.

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  5. pamperedpoultry

    pamperedpoultry CHICKENFIED

    Ok, so the self blues are lavender... that answers my question.. I've had Self Blue OEGB, I have a few chicks now. Didnt know if there was a difference in the 2.. Thanks!
     
  6. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Self-blue does breed true; it is blue that does not.
     
  7. opal oe

    opal oe Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes Lavender is self blue you can look at pics of self blue on the OEGB web site
     

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