From time to time I have commented on post concerning this breed. I have contacted someone I use to correspond with when I raised these birds. My main comment has always been about egg size. Hatchery birds lay very small eggs, while the breed was originally bred to be a good egg producer as well as a meat bird (duel purpose). Here are 3 breeders that raise birds to the above standard. Jana Buttercup Club <[email protected]>. "I can tell you that my birds lay a largish white egg and are prolific egg layers!! " This person may not still be there, but I personally purchases hatching eggs and live birds from him, they were excellent, best SB I have ever seen. Bob Berkemeir, 10764 East Road, Pavilian, NY 14525. (585) 343-4684. Email: (at leeast the last one I have, which is from an older breeder's directory): [email protected] Carl Fosbrink in Seymour, IN, http://www.4hornfarm.com/Poultry2.html I have no idea what they would charge for their birds.