So this bird was sold to me as a Lavender Orpington female ("I'm 100% sure"...words to avoid.) The hackles, tail and color definitely had me confused. But this IS my first flock, and I'm unfamiliar with this breed. Sent this picture to the breeder today. She now thinks it is from her purebred William Morrow line Blue Ameraucanas. Can anyone confirm this? Love this bird. Mostly concerned with having to rehome a cockerel . 5 1/2 months old, tallest (though not fullest) of the group. Comb and wattles give no indication...but that TAIL! And shiny, pointy hackles. No attempts to crow, but this bird is the bottom of the pecking order. Would LOVE to have a rooster that doesn't crow!! Wouldn't we all... THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!