what I did last yr was 2 things as far as this show. i contacted the president of one of the breed clubs saying I was looking XXbird, they pointed me in the right direction and that bird hitched a ride to the show where it was picked up by a mainer and brought home for me. the 2nd bird i purchased, i sent a friend with a want list and he was able to find the bird, call me and then purchased it for me, bringing it back for me as well. there is a northeastern poultry thread under chickenstocks (I'll find a link). if you know you want something, this is how you can be sure it will be brought to the show where it can be brought home. https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/731397/northeast-poultry-congress-2013 there are also a few chats on facebook too.