Here is the final hatch analysis for my lavender splits. And considering the fragilness of the lavender variety of Silkie, I feel EXTREMELY luck to have gotten the two to hatch. Number of Lavender Split Eggs originally set - 9 Number clear at day fourteen - 3 Number left fertile - 6 Total hatched - 2 Total in shell deaths - 4 The in shell deaths did not develop to full term. It looks like they died half way through. I cracked them open today and the yolk was all there, and the embryo's were half developed. Here are some pictures of the Lavender Splits. Now they look like partridge because I crossed Lavenders with Black. These are carrying the lavender gene, along with who knows what else. So after they grow up, I will breed these back to a lavender bird, and theoretically I should get 50% pure lavender and 50% "mutt" or Splits as they are now called. I have another 21 eggs to go back into the bator this evening. I am currently cleaning the bator in preparation and the eggs will be set soon!