what would I get if I bred lav silkie to BO hen?

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  1. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    Well I ask because my lav silkie has been free ranging with my Bo hens and well he "likes" them-anyone have any photos or know what this would look like??? how do you get a lavender Orpington? I know duhh for the experts but Hmmm..for me:)
     
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  2. LeBlackbird

    LeBlackbird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A small, Black chicken that is leaking red/buff.
     
  3. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    Quote:what??? you just made up the weirdest combo to tease me right? ...lol
     
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  4. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    Well, lavender is a form of black. If you breed a lav to a buff, I'm not sure what you'll get.
     
  5. Emzyyy

    Emzyyy Runs with Deer

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    [​IMG] DO IT!!
     
  6. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    I dont mean to sound dumb but how do they get the coloration of a lavender orpington??? I dont know what I was thinking -I should reword my original question.. SO I really would get a little bird??? ok then Im not going to incubate those buggers!
     
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    Quote:I just packed the bator away 2 weeks ago for the season--I will pull it back out in February..unless I have black female silkies! I have a few months to wait and see if they are boys/girls....I bated 6 batches this year--little chicked out:) I am itching again though...
     
  8. Chickie Mamma

    Chickie Mamma Farmer at Heart

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    I think you will get a funky looking chicken [​IMG]
     
  9. Chickie Mamma

    Chickie Mamma Farmer at Heart

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    Quote:I just packed the bator away 2 weeks ago for the season--I will pull it back out in February..unless I have black female silkies! I have a few months to wait and see if they are boys/girls....I bated 6 batches this year--little chicked out:) I am itching again though...

    Needs.... Calamine Lotion [​IMG]
     
  10. LeBlackbird

    LeBlackbird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, Bantam gene is dominant

    My friend did it with a lav cochin bantie boy and an rir hen
     

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