Lavender Orpington chick color question...

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by sable43140, May 23, 2019.

  1. sable43140

    sable43140 In the Brooder

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    Hi all! Just curious if anyone who has LO's can help me. We've bread from our Lav roo and two Lav hens a few times, but this is a first for us. Is it normal for some of the chicks to be black?? It's a lavxlav so it should breed true, right?? Am I missing something? Or will they lighten up over time? 1558621481592124789365048418431.jpg
     
  2. Roo5

    Roo5 Songster

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    All my Lavender Orpington are gray, and have been nothing but gray since they were day olds and now are about four weeks.
     
  3. sable43140

    sable43140 In the Brooder

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    Yeah these guys are very dark, definitely black on top of the head and grey underneath. Leg color is right too. It's just so weird to me!
     
  4. keesmom

    keesmom Crowing

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    What other males do you have? It isn't possible to get black chicks from a lav x lav breeding.
     
  5. sable43140

    sable43140 In the Brooder

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    None, only one Lav roo.
     
  6. sable43140

    sable43140 In the Brooder

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    So will they lighten up then, you think?
     
  7. keesmom

    keesmom Crowing

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    I think you have one bird that is blue instead of lavender.
     
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  8. sable43140

    sable43140 In the Brooder

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    I'm wondering after another post I found... But all three of them look like true lavenders, no dark head like a blue. I'll post pictures in a bit.
     

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