I'm glad for you that you had a positive outcome. However, if
he was reluctant to allow me to come to his place and if he had
insisted on meeting me elsewhere, that would have been a huge
red flag for me. I would have felt he had something to hide.
But I admit to being maybe overly paranoid about bird mills,
puppy mills and the like. Even if I had begun a transaction
over the internet, I would have insisted in completing it in
person and at the breeding site. As someone else said,
research, research, get provable recommendations, then either
go see for yourself or don't do business with someone so far
away you can't do that.