I would be really interested in the names you pursued. Off the top of my head, the one serious breeder who has stopped was Duane Urch/Turnland. I just hosted a get-together yesterday and Craig Russell, the president of the SPPA, was the speaker. We spent several hours talking about Hollands since the 70s, who had what flock and what happened to them. He also shed some light on their demise. He knew ALOT of people and while I have only ever heard of them, I am intrigued if any of those people were people you pursued.
I am really happy the Dom has been "the one" for you. I have met so many people with them in the last 6 months, I confess to wondering what it is about them that makes them so popular.
. I hope my comment about the created birds didn't come off as snarky. I love the puzzle that the Holland presents and the motivations behind its creation. Perhaps we can persuade each other of our chickens' awesomeness!
. Take care.