Hi all, so i hatched out some lavender orpingtons, and also some blue orptingtons. I was hoping for blacks from the BBS eggs, and got one, hoping for a rooster! (if not i have more eggs coming and hope for more black chicks) if i bred the lavenders to the black, blues and splashes, the calculator tells me i will get... lav X splash = blue lav X blue = black or blue lav X black = black black X splash = blue i will set them up in 2 breeding pens and not keep any blues or else i wont know which offspring are split lavenders. I plan to keep pens with.. 1) black rooster over lavender and splash hens, resulting black chicks will be split for lav and kept for next years breeding, blue offspring will be sold. 2) lav rooster over black and splash hens, resulting black chicks will be split for lav and kept for next years breeding, blue offspring will be sold. i then plan to breed black split lavs from pens 1 & 2 together, they will be cousins i beleave (as all lavs are siblings and all BBS are siblings, likely 1/2 siblines sharing a father), better than sibling or back to parent! sound like a plan? anything i missed? im planning ahead, they are to young yet to even tell what sex they are, im hoping i get a few pullets so i can have 2 pens!