Self Blue (Lavender) Orpington Bantam

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by HallFamilyFarm, Jun 20, 2011.

  1. HallFamilyFarm

    HallFamilyFarm PA ETL#195

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    Just wondering who is working on the Self Blue (Lavender) Orpington Bantam?

    What breed(s) did you use to introduce the lav gene?

    Please post photos!
     
  2. HallFamilyFarm

    HallFamilyFarm PA ETL#195

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    Is anyone working on this?
     
  3. WinterSkyMoonRanch

    WinterSkyMoonRanch Out Of The Brooder

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    I have the black and blue bantam orpingtons, and would love to get into the lavender. If you find a source, let me know k?[​IMG]
     
  4. HallFamilyFarm

    HallFamilyFarm PA ETL#195

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    We have a start on our Self Blue Orpington Bantam project. We have a few Self Blue Cochin Bantams with poor foot feathering. When grown we will amte these to our Black orpington and Wyandotte Bantams to work towards the Self Blue in the Orpington and Wyandottes. Should only need about two or three hatches to set the color. Then a generation or two to clean the shanks and work on better type. Here is one of our Self Blue Cochin bantam chicks:

    Some of our Drew County 4-H Poultry Club's newest additions!

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    Self Blue d'Anver owned by Monticello Moderns aka Juliechick
    Self Blue Old English Game Bantam owned by Drew County 4-H Poultry Club
    Self Blue Cochin Bantam and
    Self Blue Orpington LF owned by Hall Family Poultry.


    Photo courtesy juliechick.
     
  5. HenThymes

    HenThymes pippin ain't easy

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    Bantam Lavender Orpingtons already exists, there are several of us in the US with F2's and F3's in the project.

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  6. HallFamilyFarm

    HallFamilyFarm PA ETL#195

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    On your adults, what color are the shanks?

    What color would you call the beaks?

    We are not in a hurry on ours. Since we have the Blacks in both breeds and these eggs went cheap on eBay, just decided to go ahead with them. Do you have photos of the latest adult generation? Be nice to see what we are shooting for. Good Orp type with a Self Blue color. Our Large Fowl Self Blue Orps are looking very nice. Very good type.

     
  7. azbillridge

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    Anyone know if there are lavender serama's yet?
     

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