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Lavender Bantam Orpington
( 2010 Homebred POL pullet )
The Lavender Orpington Bantam is another great colour created by Bob Follows.
( My original Split Lavender cockerel and his three hens purchased from Bob Follows )
( This 2010 Homebred POL pullet is showing excellent type and depth but above all she has a full tail plumage showing through selection the avoidence of the retarded feather gene can be acheived.)
The Lavender gene is very closely linked to a gene that causes retarded feather growth, especialy in the tail area.
It is important to select and breed only from stock that shows normal feather growth and with the use of split parentage were one side ,either the cockerel or hen has been split out to another colour ( normaly Black ) then this will help to increase the strength of the gene pool while still maintaining the Lavender breeding line.
( 2010 hatched 2 day old Lavender chick )
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