lavender (self blue)

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by hdowden, Dec 24, 2011.

  1. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    Lavender Ameraucanas

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  2. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    Lavender Orpington projects.........

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  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Oh my Kathy, I know what I want you to hatch for me!! WOW! Those Lavender Ams are to die for!
     
  4. Boggy Bottom Bantams

    Boggy Bottom Bantams Overrun With Chickens

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    nope Gallo,

    Those chicks are andalusian blues, the normal blue. Lavender is a very pale blue and is a gene unto itself. It is recessive , which means both parents have to have a copy of it for it to show in the offspring. Yes it does dilute red/gold to a pale buff color. A good common case of this it a porcelain. Porcelain is nothing more than a lavender based mille fleur. So now you can kinda have an idea of it's effect on the colors. It only dilutes reds and golds, covers black and blue, no other colors are effected by it
     
  5. gallo4319

    gallo4319 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:thank you.
     
  6. juliechick

    juliechick Transplanted Hillbilly

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    Wow, these are some beautiful birds! I have never seen a Self Blue Phoenix before. The Ameraucanas and Orps are just gorgeous!
     
  7. Boggy Bottom Bantams

    Boggy Bottom Bantams Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:they are very rare, these solids were some I got off Cy Hyde an 8 year project he's been working on. The barred are from a line using one of Toni Maries males she gave me. Outside of that, there are none that I know of.
     
  8. HallFamilyFarm

    HallFamilyFarm APA ETL#195

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    This was posted on another thread, but was good enough to repeat here:

    Black X Self Blue= 100% visually Black chicks split to (recessivly carrying) the Lavender gene

    If you breed the split offspring together you will get...

    Black (split Self Blue) X Black (split Self Blue) = 50% Black chicks split to Self Blue, 25% Self Blue chicks and 25% Black chicks

    Self Blue X Black (split Self Blue) = 50% Black chicks split to Self Blue, 50% Self Blue chicks

    It is recommended crossing your Black split (Self Blue) birds together for further improvement rather than putting them back under their Self Blue father, unless the Self Blue rooster you have has very good qualities. Think about it this way- every time you breed back to Black you're improving the future Self Blue offspring.
     
  9. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:but couldnt the self blue gene be breed out?
     
  10. rffEnuff

    rffEnuff Out Of The Brooder

    i love that oeg bantam ckl and the orpingtons. here is one of my lavender cornish projects:

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    have not been able to get a good shot of the pullets yet as they free range and due to the lacing and the lavender it can be hard to get nice photos.
     

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