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Lavender Orpingtons

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by ginormous chicken, Jan 21, 2011.

  1. ginormous chicken

    ginormous chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know I am newby to the forum, but I have been doing my research on LBO. A. I think they are gorgeous! B. I'd love to more about the genetics and breeding of the these birds. For example, I know a lot breeders to what breed their hens to show quality Black BO roos. What happens if I breed a lavender rooster to a lavender hen? Can you do that or does it come out with three eyes and five ears? C. I know this is not a standard breed that is recognized on its own by the APA but how long and when? What do you think are the nuiances for getting it set as a standard breed? D. I'd love to hear from people who have some and want to now if there is anything that makes different, better/worse than your other hens and rooster.

    I live in CA. The land of sunshine, avocados and oranges, but there are not many breeders of these birds out here. I am trying to pick a breed and settle down and get a flock to breed. I think this LBO are unique and would like to solely breed them. However, one of my friends whose daughter is a 4Her said, "those, those are the puggles of the chicken world!" [​IMG] Is that really true? I don't want to get in over my head! Any input would be great, also pictures are a plus![​IMG]

    Thanks everyone in advance for your input.


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  2. muddyhorse

    muddyhorse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    there is a whole lot about them here ยท Development of USA Lavender Orpington - Update PICs pg 8
    Yes you can breed lavender to lavender many people breed back to black to increase type. for example this is my lavender roo Munstead
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    for ideal orpington type he needs a lower tail and a much wider body and I'm sure a lot of other things too. So I am breeding him to some black orpingtons with correct type. there will be lavender splits they will carry the lavender gene but be black. when they are bred back together they will produce a percentage of lavender offspring with better type than their grandpa Munstead.

    I have some lavender hens too overall they are great layers and easy going birds.

    BTW they are just referred to as Lavender Orpingtons ( buff is just a color not a breed) [​IMG]
     
  3. happytxchick

    happytxchick Egg Song Acre

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    I'm not sure of the EXACT specifications for any color to be accepted by the APA, but it requires a certain number of breeders and a certain number of birds shown over a period of time before they'll be considered for acceptance. Perhaps somebody else can chime in with the right numbers.
     
  4. ginormous chicken

    ginormous chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for drawing my attention to the name of the post. I was thinking about Buff Orpingtons and writing this post on Lavenders. I changed the post name. OH... I saw the other link to the Lavender Orp. thread. A lot of info. there!





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  5. dsqard

    dsqard Crazy "L" Farms

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    The chicks are just adorable too!
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    (the three on the right are Lavender Orps)
    OK I apologize [​IMG] I can't resist showing them off [​IMG]
     
  6. bargain

    bargain Love God, Hubby & farm Premium Member

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    You should show them off and because you have, then I will too:)

    I just did a custom hatch, you can easily see the lavendar orps in the basket.....If anyone's looking for some LO's, I have some in the auction section!
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    Do love them so! Have a blessed day!
     
  7. WA4-Hpoultrymom

    WA4-Hpoultrymom Never enough coops...

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    Oh man, you guys are not helping with my hatching withdrawls!!! My orps are only 5 months old and I can't wait to hatch out some of their chickees!!!! But I imagine it will be some months before they start to lay...............sigh.
     
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  8. bargain

    bargain Love God, Hubby & farm Premium Member

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    You need to get some eggs!!!! Yes, Ours started laying around 9 months.....a long while!!!! Have a great day!
     
  9. muddyhorse

    muddyhorse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my lav orps first eggs are in the bator, now the wait begins [​IMG]
     
  10. bargain

    bargain Love God, Hubby & farm Premium Member

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    Wahoo!!!
     

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