I left out the name of this hatchery to avoid slandering them publicly which is a crime and is immoral. If you have a similar experiance then please share it. I would like to know that I am not alone. I know they are not the best quality bird sellers but can't I expect an honest transaction from a hatchery that is very very old??? I have had it up to my neck with the same problem happening over and over agian from a Hatchery and I am never ordering from them agian. They keep sending chickens that grow up to be nothing like they do in the catalog. They even send chicks that look nothing like the chicks they show. I do not expect show quality birds from a hatchery. Believe me, if that was the case I would not be upset, I would be insane. The reason I am so upset is likely because I am a private breeder of American Gamefowl show-birds. I would never mis-lead my customers like they have me and my family/friends. I sell birds that look the way they do in the pictures I show my buyers and even keep the parent stock on the property in case the want more proof. I simply could just not say a word but I would never conduct my chicken production that way. I fully understand that they handle WAY more birds than I do on my little farm but ethics and morals still apply? Maybe I am wrong but I am giving a warning to all who order from them, look what they sent me!!!!!!!! Is this common among hatcheries or is this a problem with this one in particular? I am not new to ordering from hatcheries but changed to this one because everyone claimed they were better, I ordered from them four times in four years and each order was not the way it should have been: This blue-legged hen is supposed to be a Golden Comet (or some kind of Red Sex-Link) but is just a RIR or PR who is "hatchery quality" but most definately not a Red Sex-Link (she was yellow and red as a chick) The hatchery assured me that it was a female because the male would have no red and the female could have yellow at birth: This rooster is an (obvious) RIR but looks like the NH they advertise. I co-ordered with a friend an order of brown egg-layers that she asked to not include the red colored chickens and we recieved one red rooster and they advertise roosters like this as a New Hampshire but he is a RIR from what I gather: They even sent me five White Rock Pullets that were all grey and one was a rooster! And this was an ordered Dominque pullet (not by me but a friend I purchsed her from. same hatchery) turned to be a Barred Rock. The order was for 25 Dominique pullets and 25 Light Brahma (st.run). They recieved 18 Dominque hens, my BR hen and six roosters, two of which were BR.