You may have heard them called the "golden retriever of chickens" as Orpingtons are typically very friendly and make great pets. Lavender Orpingtons grow into beautiful, plump birds and are known to go broody. Lavender Orpingtons often have some yellow on their belly as chicks. As adults, they are a muted grayish color all over. Their darkness varies but all are a stunning solid color. You may also hear "lavender" called "self-blue." To boot, they also lay beautiful medium to large brown eggs.