From what I have read on the boards, it seems the thought is that breeders will supply a chicken that is more true to the breed form than a hatchery? Is that right? I ask, not because I want to say one is better than the other, but because my son wants to start showing chickens in 4-H. He is very excited about the possibility of winning some ribbons. I don't want him to take hatchery chickens if he is surely going to be disappointed because they are not true to breed standards. And, if that is in fact the case, how does one go about finding local breeders. I have done google searches, but just seem to be able to find hatcheries. There is a hatchery in Iowa, but my son is crazy about rare and unusual breeds, so the only place I am finding to get those is MMcM. Any thoughts on this would be greatly appreciated. Also, we do have Amish in the area. Would a drive up there be worthwhile?