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Lavender Orpingtons

 

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We are currently improving our line by introducing a Black Orpinton rooster from a different blood line into our program. This will improve genetic diversity and hopefully give a better over all appearnace to our line. We have been quite happy with our line but feel it is always good to improve.

This type of breeding will produce chicks that are Black Lavender split. when breeding these chicks together you will get.

Black split Lavender x Black split Lavender = 25% Lavender/ 50% Black split to Lavender/ 25% Black

 

The Lavender Gene:

Lavender x Lavender = Lavender
Lavender or “self blue” can also be used to create lots of new shades and colors as it is a diluting gene as long as the bird is carrying two doses of Lavender. All black coloring will become Lavender and any red pigment will dilute to a straw color. You can also introduce a black rooster to help improve feather color and quality every generation in your Lavendar line.

Lavender bred to lavender = 100% lavender offspring

Lavender bred to split black = 50% lavender and 50% split black offspring

Lavender bred to non-split black = 100% split black offspring

Black split Lavender x Black split Lavender = 25% Lavender/ 50% Black split to Lavender/ 25% Black

Split black bred to non-split black = 50% split black and 50% non-split black

Non-split black bred to non-split black = 100% non-split black offspring

 

 

Lavender Breeders
Lavender Orpingtons 2013
Lavender Rooster 2013
Lavender Rooster standing gaurd

 

The Lavender Orpingtons are clearly the favorite chick we hatch on the farm. With their stunning lavender color evident even at hatch.

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