Britain is famous for these lovely birds, who were bred in 1886 from Minorca, Langshan, and Plymouth Rock stocks. They lay about 190 medium-large light brown eggs a year, and have good quality. While the Lavender color is not officially recognized yet, the stunning silver feathers of this breed present a truly exciting breeding project. They are truly affectionate and friendly, despite being one of the rarest colorations you will find. The Lavender gene is a true gene that will always produce Lavender offspring.