Lavender x Silver Ameraucana ?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by justmeandtheflock, Aug 25, 2010.

  1. justmeandtheflock

    justmeandtheflock Overrun with ducklings :)

    May 27, 2009
    NW NJ
    I have a few extra lavender ameraucana cockerels up for sale and was asked if they would be good for breeding with silver pullets. I have no idea what went into creating the silver and what might come out of breeding them with lavenders. I am not very experienced with genetics (yet [​IMG] ) Anyone have any idea if this is a good idea? TIA
     
    Last edited: Aug 25, 2010
  2. BeardedLadyFarm

    BeardedLadyFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 31, 2009
    Cobleskill NY
    I played around with the chicken calculator, and it looks like you would get all black chicks from the first generation. If you mated those siblings together, you would expect some lavender, some black, and probably quite a few non- standard colors.

    It depends on what your goals would be whether or not this is a "good" idea. If you are looking to make more lavenders, you could do it. You may end up with some non standard colors, which could then be sold as EE's. Is lavender even an accepted color yet? I think it may still be a "project" color.

    If you are specifically looking to improve the lavenders, you might be best off finding some good quality black hens.

    I'm getting some lavender and wheaten chicks from Jean Ribbeck next week, in case you need some, depending on how far you are from Philadelphia.
     
  3. justmeandtheflock

    justmeandtheflock Overrun with ducklings :)

    May 27, 2009
    NW NJ
    Thanks for the reply [​IMG] Lavender is not accepted yet, hopefully soon.

    Are the chicks you are getting bantam? I really want wheaten/blue wheaten's but I think I need to take it easy until I can get all of my extra roos out of here. I have had 3 hatches the would up being all boys this year.
     
  4. BeardedLadyFarm

    BeardedLadyFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 31, 2009
    Cobleskill NY
    All LF this time. I had a few bantams, but there were a lot of boys, and then a feral cat got my sweet little girl. There's always next year...

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