Mixed colours orpingtons

Discussion in 'Exhibition, Genetics, & Breeding to the Standard o' started by brigitte41, Mar 15, 2017.

  1. brigitte41

    brigitte41 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If i cross white with lavender orpingtons and got a lavender cockerel out of the babies, could i then put the cockerel with a full lavender hen? Would the chicks from such a mating be full lavender? Thanks for any advice
     
  2. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Overrun With Chickens

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    Lav is recessive. You would get splits, and about 50% of the offspring would be lav if you bred a F1 cockerel back to his mom.

    Are the white orps carrying recessive or dominant white?
     
  3. brigitte41

    brigitte41 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think dominant
     
  4. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Overrun With Chickens

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    Ok, then all F1 would be white (might have leakage) and split for lavender...bred to each other about 25% lav, 75% white and bred to the mom 50-50.
     

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