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PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2011 8:29 am 
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I am in a pickle

I have been hatching Light sussex galore in my incubator out of my 5 girls and all of a sudden I have this one Lavender coloured chick. As I am hatching blue Hamburghs too I didn't really had a close look at it, as thought it a fat Hamburgh chick.

I picked it up the other day (he is a week old) and looked at it, and looked at it, and tried to make sense of it, questioned the parentage (maybe the blue Hamburg jumped the fence?) and then placed it down back in the brooder and walked away. :hmmm:

Didn't think anything of it again (better to let it grow out and then see what it could be) until my broody hatched her eggs and I know for sure I placed only Light sussex under this broody (she is a LS herself) and there peaking at me through her feathers is another lavender head.
:aaargh: :aaargh: :aaargh:

Anybody have a clue??

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2011 9:29 am 
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Yes they do. are they all lavender some call platinum not the offical name (I think they were from silver sussex)
and the corrination where only the black is replaced by lavender. hope this is correct.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2011 10:57 am 
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Can you post a photo of it?


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2011 12:44 pm 
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Do you know the origin of your birds ? My understanding is that Lav has to be present in both parents to produce Lav . I could understand if you through Coranation ( with lav instead of black hackle ect ) but to throw full Lav you would need to have lav AND silver in the parents .Are you sure it is NOT just blue NOT lav , AND is not from the Hamburgs ?


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2011 12:21 pm 
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Ok. I had silver Sussex eggs in incubator and now I am questioning myself if "maybe" a couple of those eggs under broody were ss. But - I know a blue from a lavender and these two are lavender.

One trio of light Sussex are from Margaret C. Bloodline and rooster is with all my LS girls. My ss rooster is with a ss hen from Queensland bloodlines and a hen that is crossed between LS and ss.

I think I will wait and see what happens but if I get a chance will take photos

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 8:00 am 
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Just an uptdate on chick that looks like a lavender sussex.

I have now five of the little darlings - the oldest has started to grow it's feathers and so far they are lavender - as it looks like a cockerel the feathers around it's neck and back haven't grown yet but will keep you updated.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2011 10:37 pm 
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Sounds like your ss roo and one of your ss hens are both carrying lavender. Should make nice looking birds :thumbs:
This will be a little project of mine when I sort out my more important coro and ss problems.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2011 11:40 pm 
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Still want photos :)


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2011 7:00 am 
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I would love to see photo's too, wish my sussex carried lavender!

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2011 7:12 am 
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Jomias wrote:
wish my sussex carried lavender

Buy a coronation sussex. They all carry lavender.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2011 8:50 am 
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You can not get solid Lavender birds from two Light Sussex (Wheaten) that carry Lav, nor can you get it from a Light (Wheaten) & Silver Sussex (Birchen) that both carry Lav.
You would need a change at the 'e' allele to Extended Black, E, & homozygous Lav to get what you describe.
E is not found in any Sussex variety.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2011 9:21 am 
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I think bluestocking means a lavender birchen. Just a silver sussex who has had the black replaced with laveneder. Still will have the silver markings in hackle and chest.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 24, 2011 8:58 am 
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Can anyone tell me the genetic make up of lavender birchen in sussex? I assume it's the same as Silver Sussex with the addition of the lav gene? So based on ER?

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 5:58 pm 
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Ayam wrote:
Jomias wrote:
wish my sussex carried lavender

Buy a coronation sussex. They all carry lavender.

Matt



Was referring to my sussex being Lights, I think we all realise coronations carry lavender.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 7:08 pm 
unless you have silver sussex then there is no way your light sussex will throw a lavender that is recognizable at a day old. light sussex are yellowish and so are corronaion and it is not until they start to grow their feathers, like the neck, wings and tail are you going to see lavender. so unless you have a silver sussex in your flock you are not going to get a solid lavender chicken. if you do have a silver sussex then your problems are solved at who the mother/father is and if you have only one rooster then you will know who the carrier is on the male side. it takes 2 to tango or get the lavender.


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