I've recovered from lavender. It was all I could think about when I first got chickens....mainly orpingtons, but after having some, I find I'm not drawn to them like I thought I would be. My husband and sons call them the gray birds. Mine were pretty for awhile, but their feathers turned brownish as time passed and they looked dirty all the time. All I can think about now is how to get a true blue egg. Don't know if I'll ever get one. All I've gotten are green, even expensive ones I recently bought.