Lavender orpington genetics help..

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by PippyChicken, Dec 25, 2010.

  1. PippyChicken

    PippyChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So this is kinda sorta not gonna make alot of sense but I use to have a lavender orpington and it was my only one but it died and now I have a Black/Split Orpington. Is it possible to produce lavender orpingtons like this?

    Blck w/lav gene X black w/out gene= 50% black / 50% Black w/lav. gene?

    If I breed the

    Blck/split X its baby w/lav gene= Lavender orpington or.. Black w/lav. gene?

    Sorry if this doesnt make any sense..

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  2. RAREROO

    RAREROO Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes Breeding a Split to a black that isnt carrying the gene with give half splits and half pure blacks but you want really be able to tell them apart.

    So if you bred the split ( hopefully it is a roo) that you already back to those offspring ( both Spits and Pure blacks since you can tell them apart) ..........edit to correct, there would only be about a 1 in 8 chance of lavender.
     
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  3. PippyChicken

    PippyChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks!! I'm pretty sure it's a male and I have some black hens. So how will I know which ones carry the lavender gene??
     
  4. RAREROO

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    Quote:I edited my above post, there would only be about an eighth chance of a lavender instead of a forth.

    And you wont be able to tell the blacks from the splits.
     

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