Copyright Text & Pictures: José Kramer Copyright Schemes: Meg Woodhouse
There are colours which are ‘recessive’ and there are colours which are ‘dominant’. The Lavender gene is ‘recessive’ which means it has to be there in 2 dosis before it is visible.
Lavender is NOT SEX-LINKED colour like chocolate IS ! So it’s not important if you use a lavender cock with a black hen or a black cock with a lavender hen.
In the scheme is a lavender cock, but that’s only an example, it is exacty working the same way if you change the male and female into a black cock and a lavender hen:
So if you cross a lavender ( male or female ) to a black ( male or female ) the outcome will be all black, split for lavender ( in theory you will get 50% split lavenders and 50% black no split lavender ). You cannot see if a black Orp is split for lavender.
If you cross SPLIT LAV x SPLIT LAV the outcome will be:
some lavenders ( male and female ), some splitlavenders ( male and female ), some black – no split for lavender ( male and female )
If you cross LAV x SPLIT LAV the outcome will be:
some lavenders ( male and female ), some splitlavenders ( male and female )
NEVER BREED LAVENDER X LAVENDER!!
That’s very bad and you will get a lot of problems. Please read more about it here: Breedingadvice Lavender
What’s very important to know about Lavender is the following; Lavender is a diluter of colours. But only in 2 doses.
So you can cross Lavender with Buff, but you will be shocked about your F1’s, because what you see is not what you want!
But you have to cross the F1’s with eachother to get the result in F2!
You can read more about this on the page ‘The Isabel-Colour’