pipinchick image

Hybrid Lavender Splash

Lavender Splash Hybrid Chickens For Sale

Introduction to Hybrid Lavender Splash Chickens

The Lavender Splash Hybrid is a very pretty hen derived from the Plymouth Rock, they are friendly and calm natured and are the more docile of the Hybrid Breeds. They are a hardy breed and great chickens for beginners as they have a lovely gentle nature, they like people and are very friendly, they will follow you about and always come running when treats are on offer. Good with children as they are robust and sturdy, they have loads of patience and are not easily spooked or troubled. You can look forward to lovely fresh eggs nearly every day as they lay 280 large cream to light brown eggs a year!

*Please note, hybrid hens are cross bred and as such about 10% may not lay the specified coloured egg, if you want a guaranteed egg colour then opt for a pure breed chicken*


This indicates that this breed is not aggressive per-se, but not really suited to mix with smaller delicate bantams or to outnumber other breeds, they are better with their own kind or breeds of a similar size and nature.

Aloof But Friendly

This breed will be very inquisitive and friendly; however, they can seem a little aloof as they do not like being handled too much and will be self-sufficient, they prefer to chicken about doing their own thing.

200-300 Medium Light Brown PA

This breed can lay up to 280 large cream to light brown coloured eggs per year, they are not known for being broody.

More About Lavender Splash Hybrids

  • Character

  • Suitability

  • History


Lavender Splash Hybrids are a docile breed and very sweet natured, they like to forage and free range but are also able to live in smaller setting with plenty of enrichment. They make lovely pets due to their calm demeanour and are good for children as they are robust. They can be hand tamed over time with patience and trust building, they are inquisitive and like to follow you about the garden, a wonderful chicken for first-time keepers and as they lay well you will be able to enjoy fresh eggs almost daily.


Hybrid Lavender Splash are great roaming birds, they love to forage and free range, however, they would not be suited to a very small back garden set up but would need lots of grass time and run enrichment. Nutrition is important for hybrid chickens, they need a good layers’ pellet and extra treats with calcium, vitamin D and B12 to enable them to produce lots of lovely fresh eggs. You will need to ensure your area has feed and water available at all times. They love to forage so the perfect setting would be a large walk-in run for when you’re not around with lots of space to forage outdoors safely. You can use electric fencing to create safe areas for foraging if you have a big space. Hybrids can fly and would like a roosting bar for sleeping at night, they can also manage a house with a ladder or a ramp.


Hybrid Chickens come in many varieties and are usually cross-bred from different pure breeds such as the Light Sussex, Rhode Island Red and Leghorn. The Lavender Splash has been bred from lines of the well known Plymouth Rock, as such they have a very pretty plumage of light lavender with darker blue splashes throughout, this can vary from bird to bird, making no 2 the same. They are not easily stressed and are generally a very confident, friendly bird. Hybrid chicken development is quite new and only started in the 1950’s, before the hybrid chicken was created most farmers and poultry keepers kept pure breeds. Hybrids have been created to lay prolific numbers of eggs, but their egg production is short lived and they tend to slow down after about 3 years of laying, they are capable of laying approximately 280 cream to light brown eggs per year and are not known for being broody.

Helpful Tips

Find more