I have a lavender orpington pullet, a lavender orpington roo, and a blue orpington roo. I read in the Lavender Orpington Thread (which I can't find now ) that it is best to breed a lavender to a black, so you are working to a more orpington-ish chicken. Could I use a blue instead of a black? Or is blue too similar to lavender? I think I'm going to have to order more eggs as soon as it cools down!