Please explain the lavender gene to me!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Kanchii, Apr 19, 2008.

  1. Kanchii

    Kanchii Chillin' With My Peeps

    Lavender is the same thing as self blue, correct? Does it breed true, unlike normal blue? Thanks for any help <3
     
  2. fancyfowl4ever

    fancyfowl4ever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    lavender and self blue are the same thing I think(or pretty close), both breed true unlike regular blue.
     
  3. normajean

    normajean Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are there any bantams that carry the lavender/blue gene?
     
  4. fancyfowl4ever

    fancyfowl4ever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Old english game bantams come in self blue/lav and regular blue(the one that does not breed true). Cochin bantams also come in blue(not sure of the self/lav tho). Oh, and Ameraucana bantams come in self/lav and blue.
     
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  5. Kanchii

    Kanchii Chillin' With My Peeps

    d'Anvers do, that is why I am wondering. Thanks guys!
     
  6. Kev

    Kev Overrun With Chickens

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    Porcelain is lavender also. Unlike blue, lavender also dilutes gold to a paler shade. In fact, porcelain IS a lavender version of mille fluer.

    A solid lavender chicken is simply a black chicken with the lavender diluting the black.
     
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