For whatever reason, this is without a doubt my favorite breed. However, I have not found much interest in them...on BYC or elsewhere. I think some of the RIR loyalist might see them as a red-feathered step-child, but I'm not sure why others seem to have a lack of interest. Anyway, Laura H. was kind enough to provide me contact info for a great breeder in Indiana. However, when I contacted him he was unsure of NH's availability for this year. He does not normally raise to sell. All of my New Hampshires in the past have come from hatcheries. I would really like to find some superior birds of this breed. In other readings, I've seen that even some of the small hatcheries/individuals that strive for 'superior' quality, have beautiful birds that are on the small side. While I would like to find a source bred to the standard, I am not looking to show at this time. Utility would trump perfect color/pattern. I want a truly dual purpose bird for our farm to be used for dual purpose. While eating eggs and culls, my plan would be to try and improve my own flock. Does anyone know of any breeders with LARGE, good-laying, standard New Hampshires?