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Lavender x black?

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

  1. abenardini

    abenardini Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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

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    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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