Lavender Orpington Chickens

 OVERVIEW

lavender orpington chicken pencil drawingAs with many of the “new” colours there is still room for improvement, particularly with feather quality on the lavenders due to a linked gene that causes retarded feather growth. We always look closely at feather quality when selecting our breeding groups in this colour.We also regularly cross back to black and the offspring from this cross are black  but carry the lavender gene. Thus when crossed back to a pure lavender all offspring are lavender in colour but with the improved characteristics of the blacks.

Every year we have selected the best birds to breed on with and added new bloodlines with the result being that the birds are now approaching the size of the blacks.

We believe this to be one of the best quality lavender groups in the uk.

The feedback on these birds regarding shape, size, feathering, colour has been amazing!

Buy Lavender Orpington Chickens that we have for sale

Please note: to purchase cockerels or breeding groups please contact us to discuss availability via our contact form.

Lavender Orpington hatching eggs ( £2.50 each ) (Price: £2.50)
1 x Lavender Orpington hatching egg laid by our own hens.

Lavender Orpington pullets for sale (Price: £5.00)
These Lavender Orpington pullets (pullet is a female under 18 weeks old) have been bred from our own flock and hand reared at our Essex orpingtons farm.

Reserve by paying a £5 deposit per pullet. Simply add birds to the cart and then checkout. We will then contact you regarding collection / further payment / courier services via email, phone etc..

Lavender Orpington Chicken Photos

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Further information

Lavender is a recessive gene so both the cock and hen must carry it to show the colour ,but if only one parent is lavender the colour is carried but not shown.  It is also a diluting gene that has great effect on many colours,including our Lavender Isabels, on which it was used to dilute red.

Lavender x Lavender = Lavender

Lavender x  Black = 100% Black split Lavender

Lavender x Black split = 50% Lavender and 50% Black split

Black split x Black split = 50% Black split 25% Lavender and 25% Black