I have an unusual situation. I have baby chicks that are hatching right now! I had a lavender rooster with my buff Orpington hens. About a month ago my dog killed my rooster. I have no other roosters. I was going to wait and hatch some baby chicks later on in the year but things changed when I lost my rooster. I was wanting to get some lavenders. I started collecting eggs to incubate. It's been about a month and some of my hen's eggs are still fertile. I am amazed by this. I came home to a lot of peeps in my incubator. I peeped inside and they are all dark colored. I didn't expect this. I was expecting yellows with a recessive lavender gene. Anyone out there who can help me understand? Thanks!