Last spring we purchased a group of chicks from a local hobby breeder. A little background on the breeder, he breeds pureblood rare and heritage breeds. We have been to his place many times and he has a very good set up and is very knowledgeable about the breeds he has. We purchased two Blue Americana's, a Splash Americana, a Blue Copper Maran, a Lavender Orpington, and a Gold Laced Orpington Rooster. Everyone has grown up beautifully and the first of them are starting to lay. We expected to get blue eggs, an easter egg from the splash, a brown, and a dark chocolate. The first egg to be laid was a green egg, a little darker than what would be expected from an EE, but not dark enough to be considered an OE. This made us very curious, so we sat and waited one morning for the egg to be laid to catch the girl red handed. To our surprise it was our Lavender Orpington? As far as I have read, all Orpingtons lay a light to medium brown egg. So what in the world is this girl? She appears to be a Lavender, her combs, color, build, and feathers are all right. Does anyone of any ideas? Sorry just took the pictures tonight.