As 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!
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Lavender Orpington Chicken Photos
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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