I wasn't exactly sure where to post this, so I hope it's in the correct section... I want to breed my less common chicks when they get of age. I can always pick up my egg laying BR and BO's at TSC, but some of my chicks such as Lavender Orps are difficult to find, expensive, and frankly I don't want to incubate again for a while, and trying to bid on ebay is just annoying. I have a batch of 9 beautiful Lavender Orps right now -6 pullets and 3 cockeriels. I know the breeder used two different lines (and good ones) to breed these chicks, so my question is: Is it a bad idea when they get older if I breed them to each other, or do I need to do the daunting task of finding another rooster unrelated to my Lavenders. I don't plan on showing them, but I also don't want any issues with fertility or some other major defect, and I don't want to introduce any of that yucky brown color that I've seen leaking through some of the other Lavender Orps on ebay. I have seen some diagrams of how to breed within a flock, but for starting out purposes is it okay to breed brothers and sisters? Any other suggestions? And please don't get too technical with the genetics, it makes my brain hurt.