I ordered 5 female buttercups from ideal. These little birds have proven to be hardy. I didnt loose one. Well, I guess I kinda did, as I noticed while looking at my birds today that one of my buttercups is a roo for sure. The comb is developed, getting hackles, and looks different than my females. I guess next year or this winter I will order more females and put them all in their own tractor. I got them because they are pretty and I figure Ill sell the eggs next year. Kinda sad that one of my females was a male, but, being Irish, I figure it could be worse. These little girls, and guy, look great and have nice build on them. All of my birds from Ideal arrived alive and thriving, in case anyone looks for buttercups. (I also ordered some RIRs) They also have no minimum order. Though the odd fees can get confusing.