I have ordered 3x this year from Ideal. 1st order was Cochin LF Assortment Straight Run, I received 1 strangely colored bird with very sparse leg feathering was a cockerel, 1 white fairly nice looking(pet quality) 1 Self Blue which was small and weak from the beginning, both were pullets and 2 barred Cochins(took them to a judge friend and they are a nice representation of LF Cochins 1 pullet and 1 cockrel. I also ordered 6 Buff orpington pullets only one was incorrectly sexed and is a roo. Very nice looking for Hatchery birds. I was able to place all of them outside during the weirdly cold weather NC has had and they survived. My only casualties was the White and self blue to cocci. My 2nd order was Faverolle, 2 cockerels and 6 pullets. 3 left a bit to be desired on the facial structure and "fluffieness" for bearded and muffed birds. The other cockerel and 4 pullets are nice except for 1 pullet that seems as if she may turn out exceptionally well for a hatchery chick. I also received 10 red broiler packing peanuts that I won't scoff at because they will end up in the freezer. Seriously I will be happy to freeze these flighty, nippy little jerks, that are constantly picking fights! No casualties I have received both of these shipments within 24 hours from Ideal, and from Texas to North Carolina, that's nothing to sneeze at, it's actually excellent! My 3rd order ships this week and is their Birchen and Gold Laced Cochin Bantams, I expect everything will run as smoothly as the others and I will receive fairly good stock considering it is a hatchery.