the saddle and hackles on a lavender are the same color as the rest of the body. lavenders are not 2 toned like blue's are. the saddle feathers are there and they are hard to see without enlarging the pic
Lav Orps. Are we both boys? - Page 2
Sometimes the lavs don't have excellent feather quality, either... that might be contributing to what you're able to easily see. Were those your only lavenders?
I ordered eggs from a breeder and ordered 6 Lav and 6BBS. I had 3 Lavs hatch, 3 blues, and 2 blacks. I sold 1 black and 1 lav. The lav I sold probably was the only female.
That is soooo disappointing! I've done that before, too...