I raised 1 boy & 3 girl Purples from eggs to 1 1/2 years old. I went out to feed this morning & my male was dead under the roost, like he had a heart attack or something. DW & I were really bummed out! Then...... my cousin called me trying to buy a rare gun of mine. He just happened to have a 4 year old Purple male in with his Blues. Hmmmm..... sounds like a trade is in order! Well, now I have my Pea pen up to par again! What timing on his part! Wait,.... ya think he snuck over in the..... Nah, just coincidence.