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Question about lavender in Bantam Cochins.

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by La Unica Farms, May 12, 2010.

  1. La Unica Farms

    La Unica Farms Songster

    Jan 18, 2009
    backswamp NC
    I have a trio of blue barred bantam cochins and so far they have produced black barred, blue barred and some pale blue colored chicks. So far the oldest chicks are just starting to color up and the light blue ones are still solid light blue ( no hint of splash going on ). Is it possible for them to be lavender?
  2. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    I believe, but am not 100% sure - that lavender is a separate color from the blue. [​IMG] I have had splash chicks take many, many weeks to actually develop splashing.
  3. georgialee

    georgialee Songster

    Apr 9, 2009
    Knoxville, TN
    horsefeatherz is right, lavender is a separate color from lavender. Are the lighter chicks barred also? I would think if they're a great deal lighter than your blue barred chicks that they're splash.

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