R2Elk - I didn't realize that lavender and self-blue are the same! I have a neighbor with a lavendar tom, I have no idea if he has any hens but worth checking I think. Very good to know, I'd be happy with either slate or self blue.
We had our first all-out snood pulling tom fight today. Ick. They all jumped on Big Bird and she got squashed under them. So I took her in the barn and left the boys outside. She seems okay, but we'll make new housing arrangements tomorrow. Stupid boys!