This spring I hatched a variety of chicks from my free range flock, all pure breeds. Two of my 18 chicks have grown into beautiful solid black hens with white lobes and black legs. Given the leg color I assume they must have Lavender Orpington, I don't have any other black legged chickens in my flock. One of the two hens is also crested in addition to the white lobes that they both have so I assume they're also from the cream legbars that I have. Both are very good layers of blue eggs, much better than my legbars or orpingtons. My question is if anyone can tell me which combination of rooster X hen may have yielded these hens. Let me clarify a little; to get these traits, would a CLB roo x LO hen yield the same offspring as LO roo x CLB hen. Also, is there a good book on these types of ?'s, it seems that I remember from a very long time ago in school that chicken genetics are quite unique and somewhat predictable.