Want Lavender?????? Ameraucanas AND Orpingtons!!!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Buy Sell Auction - Archives' started by tgrlily, Feb 17, 2011.

  1. tgrlily

    tgrlily Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 11, 2009
    East Syracuse
    Love Lavender but can't choose between Lavender Project Orpingtons & Lavender Ameraucanas? Get both! [​IMG] In this auction, I'm offering 6 of each! These eggs will ship out Tuesday the 22nd.

    Ameraucanas:
    I have a beautiful lavender Ameraucana cockerel(11 months old) over a lavender hen & two split hens. All but the lavender hen are from Pips & Peeps... they're big & beautiful! The lavender hen is from Chicken Stalker...she's a bit smaller than the splits, so I'm hoping the rooster will improve the size with the next generation. All the lavender chicks I've hatched so far look perfect! Statistically, half of the chicks from the splits should be lavender, so you may end up with mostly lavender Ameraucana chicks. [​IMG] If I can get them outside tomorrow, I'll take more pics. We had literally a ton of ice which slid off the roof blocking the pop-doors today -- which is better than it falling on the chickens!

    Orpingtons:
    I have 2 beautiful Lavender roosters over 2 Lavender pullets and 4 stunning black hens. The Lav pullets & cockerel are my 2nd generation from hinkjc, the older is an enormous rooster who took a very long ride here from Pennsylvania! Thanks, Jody & Charlie! The mother of my younger lavenders is a split who won Best of Breed & Best English at the NYS Fair. My Black Orpingtons are from jmhappycowboy whose blacks are from bamachicken. We feel it's very important to continue to improve the breed & because we show, we only keep exhibition quality birds. I'm using these beautiful black Orps to improve on the body type and the size of the Lavenders, which are already very good. When bred back to a lavender rooster, half of the chicks of the splits will be lavender. Right now, I have Elton, our Lavender rooster over the lav pullets & Adam, the Lavender cockerel over the splits. The Orpington eggs will be marked L or S, so you'll know which pen they're from.

    We have excellent fertility here, but can't guarantee how the USPS will handle them. I pack eggs the way I prefer to recieve them & only send the freshest ones. I'll individually wrap each egg in a generous amount of bubblewrap, then nestle them snugly in shredded newspaper with another layer of bubblewrap lining the box to cushion them. I also put foam padding in the bottom of the box. They'll ship out priority mail on Tuesday directly from the Syracuse hub to save shipping time. Paypal only, please!

    Happy Bidding!!

    Ameraucanas... please excuse my lousy photography!! The cockerel had a much better beard till the girls decided to give him a make-over!
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    The chick on the right is my girl when she was little - the other chick was rehomed:
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    Orpingtons:
    Adam & the girls
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    Last edited: Feb 18, 2011
  2. wooch

    wooch Out Of The Brooder

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    I am new to this, so if I have a lavender chick from a split will it have lavender chicks always when a lavender roo is used?
     
  3. danielle82

    danielle82 A Good Egg

    Apr 27, 2009
    Tonasket Wa
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  4. tgrlily

    tgrlily Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 11, 2009
    East Syracuse
    Quote:Yes, lavender is a recessive gene & needs 2 copies to be visually lavender.
    So... lavender roo + lavender hen = lavender chicks
    lav roo + split hen = 1/2 lav & 1/2 split chicks
    split roo + split hen = 1/4 lav, 1/2 split & 1/4 black chicks

    Renee
     
  5. foxnthehenhouse

    foxnthehenhouse Out Of The Brooder

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    I couldnt decide on lavender orps or ameraucanas. This auction is perfect for me. [​IMG]
     
  6. tgrlily

    tgrlily Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 11, 2009
    East Syracuse
    Thanks! I love both breeds, too! [​IMG]

    I've got some that should hatch today. Unfortunately, my most reliable incubator is suddenly not holding the temp steady. I've been watching it like a hawk. I really need to get a better incubator! [​IMG]

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  7. krstms

    krstms MO Hick Chick

    Sep 23, 2009
    Missouri
    If you breed split to split and have 1/4 black and 1/2 split how do you tell the difference between the two?
     
  8. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    You can't tell the difference between a black and a split black chick.
     
  9. tgrlily

    tgrlily Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 11, 2009
    East Syracuse
    Thanks, Jean.... just what I was going to say. [​IMG]
    I've been lucky enough to have a lavender rooster in both breeds. I haven't bred split to split here yet.

    pips&peeps :

    You can't tell the difference between a black and a split black chick.​
     

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