Okay, so due to a new chicken house being in the construction phase, I had all my Orpington in one pen together for temporary space saving. I have one lav rooster, two lav hens and two blue hens that were penned together for a while. In another pen four of my other hens went broody (gotta love silkies) so I gave them the eggs out of the Orpington pen to sit on. They all hatched and I now have four lav chicks, six blue clicks and eight black chicks. These will obviously be sold as pets not breeder chickens. What I am wondering is how did I end up with blacks? I am learning the genetics and maybe it is right in front of my face, but shouldn't I have ended up with lavs from the lab hens and blue split to lab from the blues? Is something hiding behind my lavs?Or am I missing something and is there anything from this hatch that is worth thinking about keeping or am I right in assuming these are all better off as pet quality egg layers and should not be bred at all?