I'm running BIND as a secondary to backup my EvilDNS server - between
the cricket book and man pages, I've done alright. All the zones
transferred fine and things look good - but if I run nslookup on the
slave DNS (Freebsd) I get "can't find server name for address"
and it goes on to resolve from the Master. If I remove from
the resolv.conf then I don't get this... something is not quite right.

The first rule of NCC is, you do not talk about NCC.
The second rule of NCC is, YOU DO NOT TALK ABOUT NCC.