I will be getting guineas in spring, one way or the other, but I don't really need to get the minimum # required from the hatcheries. I only want a few to help me in the garden and with bugs in the yard. My husband would like purple guineas. Do any of you have either purple or lavendar? Please respond, so I can put you on the back burner for a possible egg sale in February or March. I am not opposed to purchasing eggs out of state, but I hear a lot of bad things about the success rate with shipping methods and I might prefer to arrange pick-up depending on your location. If it is cost effective I will go for it, but if not, I will just place an order with a hatchery. Don't be afraid to PM or e-mail me because of distance. My godfather lives in my town, but drives to TX sometimes to work. My father has a camp in Darlington.....wherever that is. My brother visits friends in MS and my godson has property in MS, plus a brother-in-law that is a truck driver.