Please share your experience (s) and opinions regarding sources of pure bred Cornish chicks or eggs of any color from commercial hatcheries like Cackle, Murray, Strombergs, or individual breeders. NO COMMERCIAL X-crosses. I know White Cornish are hard to come by, do not understand why, since they are being used by commercial breeders by millions to produce X crosses. So I will likely start with Dark or/and Red Laced Cornish. I am not interested in show quality birds, but rather utilitarian values: weight, vigor, decent laying capability as for this breed of course. I got tired of "dual purpose breeds" since their meat is disappointing saying the least and their egg production is OK but with raising feed costs I switched to Brown Leghorns efficiency for my eating eggs. The only "dual" heavies I still keep are Light Sussex due to their exceptional meat quality and very nice calm disposition, also getting into Dorkings, just got some Colored Dorkings from Mary Wetterstroem. THANKS Mary ! I immediately fell in love with Dorkings, this truly MAGNIFICENT breed deserves more attention and promotion than it gets. I need Cornish as table bird, also to experiment with Cornish Sussex and Dorkings crosses for table birds, cause personally I do not touch supermarket chicken meat. I never raised commercial Cornish X-crosses, but reading about them, and the way they are being raised, health problems, also considering humanitarian reasons I will never try raising them commercial Cornish X-crosses. I would appreciate anybody's input, especially opinions of those who had Cornish from more than one source, that makes it more valid and valuable opinion.