Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. I've raised Orpingtons for years and they are a wonderful breed; hardy, beautiful, friendly and gentle (my children, and now my granddaughter, made lap pets of ours), and good layers of large, brown eggs. Lavender Orpingtons are an especially beautiful variety. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck in breeding your Lavender Orpingtons.