Lavender Orpington?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by joletabey, Jan 21, 2010.

  1. joletabey

    joletabey SDWD!!!!

    Apr 9, 2009
    western NC
    I used "search" and didn't come up with anything, but I thought there had been a thread about someone's lavender Orpington project that explained how you get one - as in how you know a bird has the lavender gene and who you breed it to- any one help me on this?
     
    Last edited: Jan 21, 2010
  2. alicefelldown

    alicefelldown Looking for a broody

    Aug 18, 2008
    Did you search for 'Lilac' or 'Lavender'?
     
  3. joletabey

    joletabey SDWD!!!!

    Apr 9, 2009
    western NC
    Where was my brain? I did search for lavender, and have NO idea why I put lilac in the header. . . is it Friday yet????
     
  4. alicefelldown

    alicefelldown Looking for a broody

    Aug 18, 2008
  5. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

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    do your search as lavender orp, you will find a ton of stuff.
     
  6. lildinkem

    lildinkem Chillin' With My Peeps

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    From what I've read you get a Lavender Ameraucana and breed that to a Black ORPINGTON, then take the offspring which have a single comb to each other. Then keep going to each generations best and most typiest Orp looking offspring each year. IF you choose to do this, get a darn nice Black Orp. That Orp will bring the size and fluff that true orpingtons have to your project.
     
  7. Mary Of Exeter

    Mary Of Exeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think it'd be much easier just to go ahead and get some birds from hinkjc/wilds of pa. Great looking birds there! [​IMG]
     
  8. mediazeal

    mediazeal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just got 3 Lavender Orpington Project eggs from ONTHESPOT
     
  9. joletabey

    joletabey SDWD!!!!

    Apr 9, 2009
    western NC
    It probably would be easier to buy them, but I wanted to know how to start - when I looked on the search, I didn't see where you could ignore sales stuff - all I got was eggs for sale!
    They sure are pretty, pretty babies.
     
  10. alicefelldown

    alicefelldown Looking for a broody

    Aug 18, 2008
    Quote:As far as I know, there is no way to exclude any particular forums if you wanted to search on the rest of the site, the only available option is to search one section at a time. I searched all the sections and just skipped past the ones in the sale sections. Pretty easy all in all.

    Quote:Who got them from Hinkjc.
     
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