orpington breed.....

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by lovemabirds, Nov 16, 2015.

  1. lovemabirds

    lovemabirds Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 18, 2014
    How do you know you orpingtons carry the lavender gene???????
  2. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    If you didn't know the ancestry, but suspected the may carry Lavender (Lav. split), you would have to breed them to another carrier or to a Lavender; if some of the offspring are Lavender, then yes, that bird is a Lav split. But unless they have recent Lavender in their ancestry, it's not all that likely that they do carry the gene.
    Last edited: Nov 16, 2015

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