Lavender x black?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by abenardini, Nov 23, 2015.

  1. abenardini

    abenardini Chirping

    Apr 2, 2015
    Hey All!

    So my lavender Ameraucana has been mating with my black Jersey Giant. What sort of babies would I expect color-wise from this pairing?

    I know the genetics for blue and lavender work differently, so I'm a bit curious. They'll be eggers for sure, and quite pretty I'm certain. :)
  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    The chicks will be black, and carry the recessive gene for lavender (black split for lavender). Mating a F1 back to the lavender parent will give you I think 50% lavender offspring, 50% black split for lavender.
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