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Over time, the color lavender can become dilute and adding genetically black birds (of the same breed) helps to improve feather quality and color while widening the gene pool. Birds with two copies of the lavender gene will present with lavender feather coloring. Lavender split to black birds (referred to as split) will have black coloring, but will carry one copy of the lavender gene and are able to pass it to their offspring. See the chart below for more information.