Using Lavs in making buffs.

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by StrawberryHouseMouse, Apr 24, 2009.

  1. StrawberryHouseMouse

    StrawberryHouseMouse Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 23, 2009
    Cleveland, Tennessee
    I'm going tomorrow to pick up some silkies. They are buffs from what I'm told but I was also not shown any photos. I will be getting 10 all together and the couple that is giving them to me told me that they were produced using lavenders. Now here is the question I'm puzzled about. If a buff bird is made, using a lavender, it has the lavender gene in it.. is it possible to use these birds to try to get lavenders? Sorry if that sounds like a stupid question. I'm not all that great when it comes to figuring out color genes.


    I will take photos of all the birds when I get home tomorrow and post them here.
     
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  2. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Buff plus lavender is isabel porcelain. Lavender dilutes the buff. However, you need two copies of lav for this.

    Who are you getting them from?
     
  3. StrawberryHouseMouse

    StrawberryHouseMouse Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 23, 2009
    Cleveland, Tennessee
    Mike and Deborah Lee
     
  4. Henk69

    Henk69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    buff plus lavender = isabel
    porcelain also needs mottle factor
     
  5. StrawberryHouseMouse

    StrawberryHouseMouse Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 23, 2009
    Cleveland, Tennessee
    What does the isabel color variety look like?
     
  6. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    Buff over lavender isn't porcelain, its simply buff over lavender.

    ETA: Lavender was added to the buffs to 'cheat' the color out of the tails/wings.
     
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  7. StrawberryHouseMouse

    StrawberryHouseMouse Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 23, 2009
    Cleveland, Tennessee
    Quote:Thats what I was told. Thanks Chris, I was getting really confussed with this Isabel thing.
     
  8. Henk69

    Henk69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lavender would have a dramatic effect on the buff color diluting it to isabel.

    Lavender plus red would make a pink chicken, maybe pinkish buff.
     
  9. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    We dont have Isabel in the US. What exactly is Isabel?
     
  10. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Hmmm, pink [​IMG] Sounds interesting. Here are a couple of isabels:

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