I try to buy all my chicks and hatching eggs from local breeders. I can see them before I buy them and pretty well know what I am getting before I lay out any money. I also like being able to see where they are raised. Check on local breeders in your area. As mentioned earlier, Craig's List can be a good place to start. Ask the people at the local feed stores if they know anyone that sells birds locally. They might even let you post a notice that you are looking for certain breeds and that could lead to a good contact or two. Computers are great, but nothing beats a little legwork and face to face talking.