To Gusser-- Welcome to BYC! Your experience is unfortunate and as your stock probably came from a hatchery maybe that is the explanation. Which hatchery did you purchase from? All the other birds that you ordered are more rare than the buckeye-- the buckeye has made a comeback because it is so versitile and family friendly. ANd I am referring to the real heritage lines kept by breeders not the hatchery stock.