Copyright Text & Images: José Kramer Copyright Schemes: Meg Woodhouse
The Isabelcolour is infact Lavender in 2 doses x gold / red. To understand how the lavendergene works, you first have to read the page about the Lavendergene: Lavendergene – The Basic
Did you read it? Well, now you know that Lavender is recessive, you know something which is very important if you want to know how the Isabel-colour works.
Lavender is a diluter of colours. Lavender is changing Black into Lavender ( F2; in 2 doses ) , Gold and Red into Isabel ( F2; in 2 doses ), but it can also change blue into pearlwhite, chocolate into something like khaki / bronze ( F2; in 2 doses ), etc, etc. The deepness of the colour in F2 is depending from the used other colour.
If you want a light soft isabelcolour you use gold. If you want a warm isabelcolour it’s better to use red, like in porcellain. If you want pearlgrey insteat of lavender, you cross lightcoloured-blue with lavender and you will get pearlwhite in F2.
This cockerel is an outcome of Isabel-columbia cockerel x buff-blacklaced hen which was split lavender:
Father: Isabel-Lavender-Columbia ( and blue ) x Mother: Goldblacklaced-split lavender ( and blue)
The result is Isabel-pearlwhitelaced. The lacing is blue diluted by lavender ( in 2 doses ) and the colour inside the feather is Isabel ( lavender x gold in 2 doses )