Wow, that could explain it
I might not be crazy after all!
I will post a pic as soon as I get them out of the hatcher
thanks for the info, much appreciated
Here's John's quoted post:
I know some were kind of fearful that some strains of blacks could carry the lavender gene. From my last two hatches I've found that mine do, because I got a few lavender chicks from them. Although I toe punched the chicks last year, I guess some didn't get punched well enough. Anyway I know that one hen and the cock carry lavender and if you got black chicks from me this year chances are about 1/4 of them carry the lavender gene.
I don't see it as a problem, but I know some may.