I took the leap and decided to order with Ideal. Everyone else had the chicks I want as far out as March 14th, but Ideal had the ones I want for 2/23 and I didn't have to order 25. I got 12. 3 Black Australorp, 3 sex link, 3 red production, 3 barred Plymouth rock. I'm sure I will end up with several males as well (for warmth) We may keep one...or two!