Please explain the lavender gene to me!

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

  1. Kanchii

    Kanchii Songster

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

  2. fancyfowl4ever

    fancyfowl4ever Songster

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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

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

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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 Songster

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

  6. Kev

    Kev Crowing

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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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