Well, wonder of wonder, I've managed to work things out here and I'm keeping my birds! Yippee!!
I'm beside myself with joy as my heart was breaking about the prospect of having to give up my precious babies.
I've got Mille Fleur, Porcelain and Lavender; plus I've got a really pretty "golden neck" that I don't think is a golden neck. I think she's a splash. I won't know for sure until I breed her, but her pattern or where is supposed to be white is more of a cream color, therefore I think she's a splash and I'll end up getting blue Mille Fleur, which certainly won't hurt my feelings. If they retain their type (which is good) and just go blue, they'll be beautiful.
I'm particularly excited about my lavenders. This pair is not just pretty, but they are SO personable. The roo is exceptionally sweet, I've never had a roo that is naturally this gentle and people trusting. The only thing is, his hen makes up for his lack of aggression. She is very amusing, when I handle the other hen she takes it on herself to try to "protect" her buddy. She's such a kick. I just hope this isn't an indication of a hormone problem. Has anyone ever had a hen that acted like a roo? (she doesn't crow, however.)
I also found out that my porcelains aren't as tough as the Mille Fleurs. They have a coop that is the same size as the MFs, 3'Lx2'Wx3'T. The ceiling is insulated and the windows and doors have flaps that overlap the cracks around them. None the less, it wasn't enough for the porcelains and during one of our REALLY cold days, I went out to check on everyone and found him, looking very much like he was frozen stiff, on his back all twisted up. I picked him up and put him under my coat, next to me. It didn't take long before I felt him starting to shiver so I knew that at least he was alive. I brought him and his hen in the house and kept them in until I could figure something out. I've got a very different arrangement for them now, so I'm pretty sure they will be OK now. I'll just have to keep a close eye on them.
Well anyway, after all of this is said as I mentioned before - I have Mille Fleur, Porcelain, and Lavender and probably Blue Mille Fleur after I start breeding that one hen and find out what she is genetically. I've got my money on the Andalusian gene.
I know winter just got here, but I already can't wait for spring to get here.