Violet wyandotte ???

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by emjay, Aug 20, 2010.

  1. emjay

    emjay Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 6, 2009
    I was told recently that to get a violet, one had to breed a SLW with a BLRW , then breed back the daughter to the dad, to get a small % of possible violets.


    my question is this.

    I had a BLRW roo,(he leaves for his new home tomorrow) who mated with my SLW hen. I was able to hatch one of their eggs in April (a hen did, not me [​IMG] )
    that baby was a pullet........

    that girl is of no real wyandotte pure color description.


    I had two other eggs just hatch, from the BLRW roo and the SLW hen. One is a pullet, one is a roo, who has silver highlights.

    I am hoping to get my hands on some SLW pullets.

    If I bred the roo ( with the BLRW dad and the SLW mom ) to the SLW hens, would there be a chance of violets??

    i hope I haven't confused anyone, haha. I hope i worded it good enough

    thanks.
     
  2. blackdotte

    blackdotte Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A Silver Laced is White with black lacing, a Violet Laced is white with blue lacing.
     
  3. nzchicke

    nzchicke Out Of The Brooder

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    What do you call a lavender laced silver then? [​IMG]
     
  4. blackdotte

    blackdotte Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A Lavender Laced , if they exist. Not too hard to make. If using Coronation Sussex as your Lavender source you need to get rid of the Wheaten genes; if Araucana you have more type problems, as well as the 'e' gene and dark legs.
     
  5. catwalk

    catwalk Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 19, 2009
    If your cockerel inherited the blue gene, then yes. If not, you'll need to try again with a BLRW.
     
  6. emjay

    emjay Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 6, 2009
    thanks catwalk, here's hoping he inherited some blue genes !!!!! and here's hoping I get those SLW pullets
     

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