orpington color question

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by clarkston_mike, Dec 3, 2011.

  1. clarkston_mike

    clarkston_mike Out Of The Brooder

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    I have some lavender orpington babies and am wondering if i could use them to get blue or would i.need two.different colors than what i have?
     
  2. BBrock

    BBrock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No lav and lav u will get lav. If u breed to blue u can get blue but that's not the way you want to get blue. Black to splash 100% blue or blue to black 50% blue 50% black. Or splash to blue 50% splash 50% blue
     
  3. clarkston_mike

    clarkston_mike Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you....the genetics are so confusing to me....new to chickens....got them for my kids...but i thought i would get into breeding and the genetics but just cant seem to click with it
     
  4. clarkston_mike

    clarkston_mike Out Of The Brooder

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    So what would you recommend since i have lavs to how i would breed to get the best or brightest lavenders
     
  5. HallFamilyFarm

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  6. BBrock

    BBrock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You need to breed lav back to black to improve the lav color and type.
     

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