Hello there everyone. I'm a big fan of going breeders over hatcheries, and I'm always looking for quality birds - in terms of both SOP and vigor/health. I've noticed lately that some of the best birds I've come across are bred by APA/ABA judges. Heck, I've got some Silver Penciled Plymouth Rocks in my yard from Dick Horstman's stock, and they are of stunning quality. I've seen many other examples of this. Just looking at Walt Leonard's Ko Shamo... wow. I'm looking to see how many judges out there are actively breeding and selling. I'd love to hear about any you know of, regardless of breed - I love all breeds. Well, except Leghorns. Sorry Leghorn fans.