Project Lav & Split Black Orps I hatched

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by MissPrissy, Mar 18, 2009.

  1. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    The sun is too bright for good photos right now.

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    Out of 14 eggs I had 11 hatch - 3 lavs and 8 blacks.

    Of the lavs all 3 I am very sure are cockerals. The black I believe I have 5 of those that are pullets.

    I will be keeping 2 lav cockerals and the pullets.

    If anyone interested in the one lav cockerals or a black they are available for pick-up only.

    These are very pretty chicks.

    Thank you, Jody!! I love them!
     
  2. scbatz33

    scbatz33 No Vacancy, Belfry Full

    Jan 23, 2009
    South GA
    Where in VA are you?
     
  3. shortcake1806

    shortcake1806 Sassy McSassington

    Sep 11, 2007
    MP I don't supose you're heading to Roanoke anytime soon?
     
  4. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I am north of Charlottesville, west of Fredericksburg and east of Culpeper.

    I will be meeting tuffoldhen soon to trade some hens but we haven't set a date or an exact location but that is over the mountains between she and I.

    Roanoke is nearly 3 hours from me.
     
  5. joebryant

    joebryant Overrun With Chickens

    What's a "split black"?
     
  6. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    It is a chick that looks black but carries the lavender gene. Select breeding with another split black and you should be able to hatch some lav chicks from them. About 50/50.
     
  7. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Maine
    split x split give you 25% black (not carrying lav), 25% lav and 50% split
     
  8. joebryant

    joebryant Overrun With Chickens

    Well, okay, if you two say so. Ain't never goin' there again; it's all way over my head.
     
  9. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    It is crazy, Joe. Half will have the lav gene - some you will see (lavs) some you won't (splt blacks). The other half you will see black but some of those will have the gene and hiding it.
     
  10. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    Pretty birds!
     

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