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Jorge Gutierrez

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Splash ladies for Mauve project!
« on: December 21, 2021, 06:33:25 AM »
Looking for close to SOP splash pullets or hens that are still laying...
I'm located in southern California!

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Re: Splash ladies for Mauve project!
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2021, 08:46:29 AM »
Jorge, why splash?   I'm not familiar with the genetics of mauve since it is not a color variety recognized by the Standards.   What do you need to bring together to make it?
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Justin Snyder

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Re: Splash ladies for Mauve project!
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2022, 10:52:30 PM »
Mike, mauve is chocolate on blue rather than black.
Breeding a chocolate rooster over splash hens will give you all blue males and mauve females.

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Re: Splash ladies for Mauve project!
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2022, 03:01:34 PM »
Do you have any photos of Mauve in any breed?   It does not sound appealing to me at all, but as they say, a picture is worth a thousand words.
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Kalin McClure

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Re: Splash ladies for Mauve project!
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2022, 01:59:17 PM »
Here’s a mauve Orpington (not mine).

I quite like the color!

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Re: Splash ladies for Mauve project!
« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2022, 07:55:30 PM »
My reaction:
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