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pekin colours

i have two "bluebell" colour pekin hens, i think its officially lavender... what colour roo should i put with them to get the most colour varieties if possible... what colour to use and what will result from said coupling

any advice appreciated

Friday, December 11th, 2020

What colours do you have?

Sulky Bantam
Friday, December 11th, 2020

I have no roo at the moment, I'm asking about colour so that I know what to get 😉🐓

Friday, December 11th, 2020

If it's officially blue crossing with another blue will give you 50% blue 25% black and 25% splash.

Joseph lawler
Friday, December 11th, 2020

If it's officially lavender crossing with another lavender will give you 100% lavender. If it's a darkish grey you have it's blue. If it's a pale silvery colour it's lavender. Blue doesn't breed true but lavender does.

Joseph lawler
Friday, December 11th, 2020

Lavender with lavender will give you lavender. Any other colour with lavender gives you mostly blacks. If she's blue (more pigeon coloured) then Blue x Black gives 50/50 blue and black. Blue x blue gives 50 blue/25 splash/25 black. Blue x splash gives 50/50 blue and splash. I've got a few Blue pekin cocks kept to grow on over winter until I decide which are the best for showing - give me a shout if you're looking for one.

Saturday, December 12th, 2020

I put a light lemon carrying 1 copy of lavender to a lavender hen and got 3 lavender, 2 light lemon and 3 pal near white with slight lavender around the neck

Tom Dormer
Sunday, December 13th, 2020

All very good advice from the above..
BUT, you need to know the parentage of what you are breeding from.
This will make a big difference over 3==5 generations of breeding.

Monday, December 14th, 2020

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