I have for your consideration 12+ hatching eggs from my Black split to Lavender Cochin bantam pen. (Egg code B/LC) I bred and raised these from my show Blacks from the show strain of Bob Rhodes in AR. I hatched a Lavender rooster from Bill Clegg in GA last summer and bred him to my black hens hoping to improve on feather and type since the Lavender color is very hard on feather quality. This breeding pen are F1 breeding from them and includes a rooster and 3 hens. All are really nice type, not quite as nice as my blacks, but pretty darn close and by far way better feathering than the Lavender rooster I bred with. Hopefully they will produce some better type lavenders along with more nice quality blacks. The hens are laying great for several weeks now and I have confirmed fertility. I have just had my second hatch come off yesterday and this time I hatched off all Lavenders YIPPEEE!!! They all have lots of feathering on their feet and now can't wait to see how they mature. Please pay by Paypal as soon as auction is over so I can ship out eggs on TUESDAY 9.6.11. At Lucky Pickens Farm weve been raising poultry for over 50 years and strive to raise high quality birds for show or just for pets. All birds on our farm are blood tested Pullorum/Typhoid clean. We see that our birds are kept happy and healthy by giving them the very best feed and TLC daily! We strive to breed to the Standard of Perfection on each breed we raise and all are purebred and kept in individual breeding pens away from predators. We feed a high quality, high protein all natural game bird breeder pellet with vitamins and minerals in the water daily to insure high fertility. We also feed a little scratch grains, Calf Manna and veggie treats from the garden daily. We LOVE spoiling our birds and it shows! You can see more photos of them on our website below. We are always happy to answer any questions about them and if you see some you like feel free to email me if you wish to place a special order of any variety you might like. I have Fibromyalgia and can't work. My chickens are my therapy that keep me going, selling a few hatching eggs helps me buy feed for my little feathered loved ones. I gather several times a day to keep the eggs from getting to hot or to cold to stay fresh and fertile for you. They are dated and turned three times a day and stored in a temperature controlled room to assure you the best possible hatch. All eggs are coded on which pen they come from and are no more than four-five days old when shipped. This insures the eggs are stronger to handle the shipping. Eggs are usually fairly clean, but may contain occasional soiling. I do not wash eggs but will brush of excess soiling if present. Washing can contaminate the eggs and may decrease hatch rate. Eggs are wrapped individually in a long strip of bubble wrap then nestled and secured in crumpled newspaper and box is clearly marked FRAGILE. I have found if I don't put Hatching Eggs on the box they get treated better also, but will gladly mark them that way if you so want. I've had very good success shipping this way. I pack and ship they way I would like my eggs shipped with lots of packing! We have had an excellent hatch rate on our farm ourselves this year as well as with our shipped eggs. However, we cannot guarantee your hatch rate due to circumstances out of our control. Rough postal handling and incubator mishaps will make perfectly fertile eggs not develop or hatch. Purchasing shipped hatching eggs is a risk. Please be understanding and know this when purchasing hatching eggs. **THANK YOU and Best of Luck hatching from Lucky Pickens Farm!** Roslyn & Gary Pickens Raisin' critters & havin' a ball in Danville, AR http://community.webshots.com/user/luckypickens Paypal address... [email protected] My pen of F1 Black split to Lavender Cochin Bantams hatched 2.14.11. These photos were taken real quick and really don't do justice to them one bit with the fan blowing them around LOL. They really are nice birds with full round buns and heavily feathered feet. My first breeding pen with my Black show quality hens a the Lavender rooster I hatched. My F1 splits were hatched from these. My black hens are from Champ who is from Bob Rhodes show strain. Champ won reserved feathered leg at AR State Fair in 2009 and several other awards as well. He is still my sweet lover boy!