I got my first Reese line birds several years ago at a poultry show in Lake City, Florida. I do not know for sure but think the fellows name was Brian Simmons. He told me they were from the Reese line. I did breed them and show them at others shows but only did fair with them. The a few years ago I got a quad (Reese line) from Matt (BYC, Matt1616) at the same poultry show. I then started breeding them. I entered the pullets from them in a future show and did much better. I have since sold all of the birds I got from the first breeder and now only have birds descended from the birds I got from Matt. Matt is a quality breeder.
I have never been to the show in Florida. I'm sure I would enjoy it. I'm still learning about the line & the qualities of the breed. I was told our birds were descended from an old line out of Georgia. After reading about the breed, I wonder if that was Mrs. Donaldson's line. I know so little about the line that I wouldn't know how to tell but I do know the breeder would not have told me such if he didn't know it or believe it to be true. I hope to share pictures as soon as I can take a few of them. The updates on my phone have taken up so much "space" that I can no longer even take a picture.