Lavender pair....are they pure bred?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by RockBottomRanch, Aug 3, 2014.

  1. RockBottomRanch

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    Do these guys look like pure bred lavenders?
     
  2. Basskids08

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    Yes they look like mine, here's a pic

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    In the bottom pic with the 2 pullets the one on left is a blue orpington on the right lavender
     
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  3. donrae

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    Pure bred what? Lavender is a color, not a breed. I'm not seeing a breed jumping out, they don't look like Orpingtons, or Ameraucanas....what other breed is popular in lavender right now?
     
  4. Basskids08

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    There is lavendar leghorns, polish lavender, birchen lavender Marans, Dutch lavenders, lavender laced brahmas, and Cochin lavender. That's what I know off the top of my head! :)

    And the ones you named
     
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  5. Basskids08

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    I'm thinking they know Lavendar is a color and not a breed but if not they do now. I think they just wanted to know if their chickens were lavender! :)
     
  6. RockBottomRanch

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    Excuse me...sorry to not be specific enough. I knew that there could be lavender anything; but I assumed that they were orpingtons. I wasn't sure if they looked full enough to be orpington or not...if not, what breed do you think they are? They didn't come as a pair, I got them separately, and realize that they could be two different breeds.
     
  7. Basskids08

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    I disagree with OP, I 100% think your Roo is an Orpington. He looks just like mine now! Your girl resembles mine somewhat. I will take new pics of mine tomorrow, their about 7 weeks older than the pic I put up!
     
  8. donrae

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    I guess their parents both could have been called Orpingtons, but they're really poor type for Orps. Too much tail, set too high on both birds, for starters. I don't really know how else to describe it, but Orpingtons should look like a round, fluffy basketball. These birds are both very upright looking.

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    some eye candy pics to help show what I'm not good at describing. So NOT my pics (I wish!), borrowed from this thread...

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/386051/the-imported-english-orpington-thread
     

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