lavender orp. genetics and a should i buy question

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by hunterjumper999, Jun 28, 2010.

  1. hunterjumper999

    hunterjumper999 Songster

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    I am looking at a flock that a byc member has for sale. the two options are


    Blue Orpington Rooster with a Blue Hen and a Splash Hen


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    Black Orpington Roosster with a Blue Hen and a Splash Hen

    I eventually want to produce Lavenders but would also like to achieve the best blues and splash birds that I could .

    I'm not very good at genetics... so you guru's... which flock is better suited to my needs?
     

  2. muddyhorse

    muddyhorse Songster

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    you have to have a lavender bird or two birds that both carry lavender genes. so you will not get lav from either of those flocks. you should pick the birds that have the best conformation and go from there. could you post some pictures ?
     
  3. hunterjumper999

    hunterjumper999 Songster

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    i don't have any pictures yet... I just wondered the difference in the roo's. . . what i would end up with ect.
     
  4. key west chick

    key west chick Songster

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    The black roo over lavender hens would give you lav splits. So if you could get some lav hens, that would be a start. But, like muddyhorse said, you need to take conformation into consideration. Also, blue to splash gives you 50% blue and 50% splash whereas black to splash gives you all blue I believe.
     
  5. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    None of the birds listed will give you lavenders. For lavenders, you need male and female lavenders or male and female splits. Or a lavender and a split. With only one lavender it will take two generations of offspring before the possibility of lavenders.

    Blue X blue gives 25% splash, 50% blue and 25% black
    Blue X splash gives 50% splash, 50% blue

    Black x blue gives 50% blue, 50% black
    black x splash gives 100% blue
     
  6. hunterjumper999

    hunterjumper999 Songster

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    off topic i know but .....
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    is this kind of what im looking for?
     
  7. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    OMG I love Orp roos! They remind me of a Weber grill - shape wise, not barbecue [​IMG] He's quite a looker- but I've never seen one quite that color. Is he blue?
     

  8. scbatz33

    scbatz33 No Vacancy, Belfry Full

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    Quote:IMO that is a lovely boy. He is a blue. And If I was going to pay for a roo, he'd be on my list!!
     
  9. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Quote:IMO that is a lovely boy. He is a blue. And If I was going to pay for a roo, he'd be on my list!!

    Nice!!! [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jun 29, 2010
  10. hunterjumper999

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    well folks, i brought him and his ladies home tonight.


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