I have been screwed over FOUR times now by local breeders. I try to buy from local people because I've heard horror stories about buying from hatcheries. Plus live in OK, where it gets close to 100 degrees right now, and I feel bad about shipping chicks in that kind of weather, but good grief I'm tired of not getting what I paid for. It's so frustrating to spend money on chicks, drive anywhere from half an hour to an hour away to get them, raise them up, then start to realize as they are growing that they are NOT pure bred birds and that I just wasted my time and money on chicks. I'm so frustrated. Now I get to start over but I don't know where to start. I don't want to buy from a hatchery because I want good quality birds, but I am sick of "breeders" right now.