Lavender Orp Hen - should I keep the blue roo or the lav roo?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by squeakyballs, Jul 9, 2011.

  1. squeakyballs

    squeakyballs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a lavender orpington pullet, a lavender orpington roo, and a blue orpington roo.

    I read in the Lavender Orpington Thread (which I can't find now [​IMG]) that it is best to breed a lavender to a black, so you are working to a more orpington-ish chicken. Could I use a blue instead of a black? Or is blue too similar to lavender?

    I think I'm going to have to order more eggs as soon as it cools down!
     
    Last edited: Jul 9, 2011
  2. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

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    If the blue is a lot better than the lavender rooster, you could use him, and only use the black offspring to cross back to lavender with. Actually, you can use both roosters on the same hen at the same time. (don't pen them, but you can trade out roos every week or two or what have you) because the lavender sired babies will all be lavenders, and the black/blues will be from your other rooster.
     
  3. squeakyballs

    squeakyballs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ooooh awesome!
     

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