This thread moves sooooooo fast! I know there are a few breeders on here besides myself, well I guess I don't truly qualify until next year. Any who.... Who is it that is always posting about the Lavender Araucanas? And wasn't there some one here breeding Marans? I am near Louisville KY but can easily travel out near Indy as i have family up that way that will need visiting. I am asking because I'd like to add a few hens to my egg coop next year and I'd like to stow information away for next spring and getting chicks. My Orps should lay a nice light brown egg and I'd like some contrast to that. Also, is there a good egg laying heritage breed that lays a white egg? I was thinking of picking up some polish for that task, just worried about them getting picked on. I need docile and decent egg production. So no game birds please. I know some of you all love the little bugs, but I need critters that won't pick on my orps. Thanks guys!