Orpingtons- Lavender + Black = ?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by hmlongino, Apr 18, 2012.

  1. hmlongino

    hmlongino Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have lavender orp hens and a lavender orp roo. However, we do have one blue orp and one black orp hen that we could put with them. What can I expect from a lav x blue or a lav x black breeding?

    Thanks!
    Holly
     
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  2. hmlongino

    hmlongino Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone?
     
  3. smchickfarm

    smchickfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok, I am also getting into orpingtons. Have a pair of lavs and just hatched 3 babies lavenders.

    From what I have researched on here

    If you do
    Black + Lavender = 100% Black split to Lavender (each chick will look black but carry 1 lavender gene.

    Black + Blue = 50% Black / 50% Blue

    don't know about lavender x blue.

    Hope that helps!
    Good Luck![​IMG]
     
  4. laughingdog52

    laughingdog52 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi-- I just have a question about orps. I hope this is an ok thread to use. IS IT TRUE THAT THE ORPS DONT FLY?? I want to turn some out on my compost ben, and I need to know how high to build the fence. Help Please! Thanks[​IMG]
     
  5. Jferlisi

    Jferlisi i dont eat chicken!!!!

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    Orps cant get very high up since they are a heavier breed. My parents orps lay in boxes about 3-4 feet off the ground.
     
  6. raising the roost

    raising the roost Out Of The Brooder

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    Our buff orp hesitates before even flying down from the coop roost. She is a very calm hen, but does like to announce after laying. I've never known her to try to fly over the gate, like our wyandotte and ameraucana.
     
  7. laughingdog52

    laughingdog52 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks--my little buffs will make excellent composting partners!![​IMG]
     

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