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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by AmyLynn2374, May 8, 2015.

  1. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    They're awesome layers, great temperaments, very sweet birds...

    The Lavender is an Orpington, I've got him with some Black Australorp hens... gonna see what I can do with them... :)
     
  2. silkiecuddles

    silkiecuddles FortheLoveofSilkies

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    Ok. Are they better than Orpingtons in terms of laying?

    Oooh that'll make some pretty chicks, I bet. :D
     
  3. sjturner79

    sjturner79 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are self blue and lavender descriptions of approximately the same color or 2 different colors?

    Astralorps lay about the same size, amount and color of eggs as Rhode Island Reds.
     
  4. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    Better than English Orps from what I've heard, and prolly about even with American Orps... hoping to see if I can get Lav Aussies... idk... :D



    Self Blue and Lavender are the same colors... in Old English Game Bantams, Self Blue is a recognized color...

    I think the Lavender term came around more because people were mixing up Self Blue with Andalusian Blue... and those colors breed differently...

    Andalusian Blue is the common blue, can be bred blues, blacks and splashes... Self Blue should only be bred together and can have black bred in, but it doesn't create splash nor should it ever be mixed with Andalusian Blue... Self Blue (Lavender) is a recessive gene of black, not blue...

    Clear as mud? :D ;)

    Edited cuz I can't spell, lol...
     
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  5. sideWing

    sideWing Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I believe the Black Australorp (spelling?) has the world record. 364 eggs in a 365 day period.


    Self Blue and Lavender are the same color exactly. Recessive gene.
     
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  6. sideWing

    sideWing Chillin' With My Peeps

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    But Blue is black. Watered down. ;-)
     
  7. sjturner79

    sjturner79 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's okay then- I don't mind what there calling it - if the bird has 2 copies of the lav+ gene and no bleeds or modified it called self blue
     
  8. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    Yes, it's a dilution... but blue is laced and self blue is solid, even colored throughout the feather... :D



    Exactly... :thumbsup
     
  9. WVduckchick

    WVduckchick For the Birds!! Premium Member

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    Wow! He's gorgeous!!! I hope mine grow out that beautifully!! :love

    Good luck with your project too, I'm very interested to know the result. I have 6 lav hens, 3 lav roos (for now) and the 1 black/lav split girl. They are 14 weeks.
     
  10. sjturner79

    sjturner79 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just added more water to my incubator because the humidity was dropping and it chirped at me :weee
     

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