Violet laced birds- who can help me with this?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by hoppy, Nov 8, 2010.

  1. hoppy

    hoppy I'm not all fluff

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    first question, what birds make violet. I can get the lacing from my wyandottes but where do I get the violet?
     
  2. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Violet. . . . Do you mean Lavender? Or something else?

    Lavender is a recessive gene that you'd have to get from a breed with Lavender in them, and it would take a while to get your birds to breed true Lavender again. Also to note, you can only have Lavender birds with another color lacing (black, white)
     
  3. RAREROO

    RAREROO Overrun With Chickens

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    Its just a fancy name, the "violet" color is andalusian blue. They are Silver laced Wyandottes with Blue instead of Black lacing. Breed a Silver laced Wyandotte roo with Splash laced Red Wyandotte hens and you will get pure Violet laced pullets as F1s, the male offspring will have some yellow color in the silver.
     
  4. hoppy

    hoppy I'm not all fluff

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    Quote:off to borrow the neighbor's slw roo.
     

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