Okay. I'm a bit freaked out by all the potential diseases that can be accidentally brought into my tiny flock of 4 girls just from bringing in birds post hatch. From what I understand, getting eggs is the safer way to go. So now I'm considering buying some eggs from a breeder. I have a mixed flock and the only breed that I originally really wanted and ended up not getting is an Orpington (because of thinning out the numbers before I could tell which were boys and which were girls) and getting too many roos (which I can't have). In the end I want 1 Buff Orpington hen and 1 Lavender Orpington hen to add to my girls. Getting a buff from an egg shouldn't be a problem, I think. The lavender is more questionable. I also haven't noticed anyone on here that is advertising in the breeders list as breeding them. I don't want to end up with a blue or a splash. Should I just bite it and get a lavender pullet if that's what I really want? I'm thinking I'm being unrealistic and naive maybe, so help me out.