i wont be able to breed them for a few more months, and mine are showgirls -but those do not always breed true and you will get a decent amount of normal silkies from them. what i found interesting is that ideal poultry has them for offer. yes they are lower quality silkies, but i am gambling for 1 good one out of 10 to diversify my gene pool. they did seem more fragile than the 'red' silkies i got from them but not as delicate as the black topped white polish i got (lost all 10 of those before 2 months) -so their gene pool is probably limited, i think i lost 4 of the lavenders. 2 of the remaining ones have white skin and one has extra weird toes. there is a person on ebay with them but a dozen is usually about 65 at auction. that being said i bought 2 dozen of the showgirl ones at 60 each plus shipping and hatched out only 5 total, and now 4 months later i have only 1 pair for all that work. the lavender gene is linked in many species to health issues. one option that will be easier is to get black silkies split for lavender (which i wil;l be breeding as soon as my male is able)-if you already have a lavender then you are good for a 75% chance, and the addition of the black birds is more gene diversity.