Having a bit of a brain melt at the moment. Lavender is doing my head in. I had a pullet hatch end of last season, who i originally thought was lavender, she had a full sister who was def lav, however the other pullet was very light in colour, very even all over, did not have the frayed feathers her lav sister had even from an early age, and the shaft on every single feather is dark, her lav sister's feather shafts were very pale/lavender. The hen was a black split for lav, and sire a blue cock who it turns out was also split for lav. Here is a very bad pic, (but only one i could find) that shows the pale girl and her lav sister side by side, to note the difference in colour/shade. (pale pullet is behind the very lavender one) Now, is the pale pullet a lavander of some kind? I did wonder if she was blue based, but wouldn't her had be a few shades darker? Where as she is the same even, almost white (but not quite) tone over every inch or her, and i can't work out where the dark feather shafts come from, surely they should be diluted too like on a normal lav? Does anyone have any ideas what's going on in this girl? And also just to complicate things further, i did a test hatch between miss Pale and my lavender cock. Have another setting of eggs due in about 5-6 days, but i had 5/7 hatch from the first setting, and i got 2 lavs, 2 pale white/yellow things, that could be more pales like mum, and a wildtype. (chipmunk racing stripes) in shades of brown and gold. Is there anyone out there that knows what the heck is going on, and can help my poor melting brain?