Robin suggested I begin with breeder birds, and I looked. The merits of her suggestion are true and worthwhile. Far and wide, high and low, I looked. And if y'all can find a breeder of Golden Brabanters, then I'm sure open to contacting him/her. There simply aren't any in the US. There are a couple (?) that breed some of the Cream Brabanters, but none that breed Goldens. I've always been a pushover for a good challenge, so I figure this situation needs correction. To that end, I ordered Golden Brabanters from Ideal. Enough to find within the lot a few breeders to start. I know hatchery quality birds are almost literally rare as hens teeth, but that's why somebody (meaning me) needs to see what she can do. I've read all the forum posts I can find on raising them, but the literature, experience, and anecdotal history of these birds in the US is almost as hard to find as a breeder of them. So there it is. My order doesn't ship until 28 April, and the hubs was relieved to discover that Ideal doesn't charge the card until the week before shipping. You'd think after 27 years together, he'd know me better than that. Poor fella. Pictures when I start on the coop and run, and of course when I get the chicks. Here's a picture of our mostly-finished house. The coop and run will be north (to the left as you're looking) of the house. Hubs had the builder stub out electric and water for it. Maybe he knows me fairly well after all. Cheers, y'all, and Happy Tuesday!