Orpington Newbie here

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by L.L Farm, May 16, 2011.

  1. L.L Farm

    L.L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've been having to restart my flock since we just moved from Alaska to Maine, and I ended up choosing to go with Orpingtons. I am currently having 30 B/B/S & Lav & White eggs being shipped that will be arriving soon, and going into the incubator.

    Anyways, I Was just wondering what you get when you breed color b to s for example

    SplashxSplash
    Bluexsplash
    Blue x Black
    White x Splash
    Lavender?

    Any help with breeding or raising these birds would help so much.
     
  2. L.L Farm

    L.L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. HenThymes

    HenThymes pippin ain't easy

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    Hope this helps.

    Chicken Color Crosses

    Blue X Blue = 50% Blue, 25% Black, 25% Splash

    Blue X Splash = 50% Blue, 50% Splash

    Blue X Black = 50% Blue, 50% Black

    Splash X Black = 100% Blue

    Black X Black = 100% Black

    Splash X Splash = 100% Splash
     
  4. L.L Farm

    L.L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is exactly what I was looking for! [​IMG]


    thanks:hugs
     
  5. L.L Farm

    L.L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Would anyone possibly know what would happen if I would breed Lavenders to a blue, black , splash, etc?
     
  6. HenThymes

    HenThymes pippin ain't easy

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    Lav X Black = All black carrying one copy of the lavender gene (splits)

    Split X Split = 25% lav, 50% split, 25% black

    Lav X Split = 50% lav, 50% split

    Lav X Lav = 100% lavender
     
  7. HallFamilyFarm

    HallFamilyFarm PA ETL#195

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  8. L.L Farm

    L.L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for you help
     
  9. HallFamilyFarm

    HallFamilyFarm PA ETL#195

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    Being in Maine I would suggest you consider the Chantecler. Would do excellent in your climate.
     
  10. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    This color calculator might be helpful. Keep in mind lavender is a recessive gene, that typically (at least in orps) covers black. So essentially it is a black bird, with a lavender dilution. When you cross blue to lavender, the first generation is like crossing blue to black - you end up with 50% blue and 50% black, and they will all carry a single copy of the lavender gene (that cannot be visually seen yet).

    http://kippenjungle.nl/kruising.html
     

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