I was expecting them to come within a few weeks, but when they said my girls will be delivered on April 20th, I was like, "WHAT?" Now I have to wait even longer! And to make things worse, I was planning to show them in June. Now I'm looking into showing 2 month old chicks, which I can tell probably won't turn out very well. So, okay, I know that most of you think this is an outrage. "Someone's showing hatchery stock? How can this be?" Okay, I know it sounds bad, but after doing my good BYC research, I asked my 4-H leader if I needed to get breeder quality chicks. She gave me this look and said that this wasn't a fancy poultry show, "This is the Orange County fair, Silly!" So, I'm guessing this is not APA judging, and that's good, because this will be my first time showing. Still, I'm totally bummed. My flock of adults is too dirty and will most likely be molting when showing time comes on by (June). Even I have more sanity and class than to fawn over a chicken I KNOW doesn't stand a chance. Most people will have production breeds, as around here chickens are usually only bred for meat or eggs. I guess that's okay. Alright, don't want to go off on too much of a rant here. Then it won't be about the chicks anymore. So here's what I'm getting: -1 Golden Laced Polish -1 Silver Laced Polish -1 Buff Laced Polish -1 Sultan -1 Appenzeller Spitz -1 EE -1 Cuckoo Maran -1 Sumatra All pullets with a heating pad. They were 60.00, so I'm lucky I'm not paying. They'll be coming 8 days before my birthday, to top it off! And in April, I can insure better survival rates, being around 60 F here in the season. I wanted a Salmon Favorolle, but they said they wouldn't have any until June/July. I just can't wait that long!