I am so frustrated right now and need to vent. In January I my DH bought 25 3 week old chicks from a local "breeder". We were new to chickens at that time but figured that a "breeder" would tell us what they were. We were suppose to get RIR, BR, SLW, and BA's, all pure breed. They are now 3 months and out RIR are not RIR's they look like some kind of game, our BR are about the lowest hatchery standard i think they could sell, a couple of our "BR" are have so messy barring that it looks like my 3 year old splatter painted them, I dont even think we got SLW and if so, they are horrible, and our BA's are Black Stars. Now, dont get me wrong. These are my babies and I love them just the same, I am just mad that we paid $7 for starters and they were all suppose to be pure and pullets. There are 12 roos in the bunch! I am going to get some better pics (I have posted a bunch before but I still need help since I cant even tell the right breed anymore ) in a while to ask for some help. I am going to make a separate pen for these since I was trying to breed to sell hatching eggs. I do love them though and they are already starting to lay "fart" eggs. Thanks...I needed that!