Poulard, thanks so much for replying! : )
After nearly ten years of various breeds, these have become my favorites and I *am* going to breed them...first chicken in all this time that I have been interested in reproducing. These came from Ideal. : / I only have this cockeral and two pullets, have ordered five more but would love to find some breeders birds!
Am I right in understanding that they should be quite broad with a wide stance? And no abrupt break between back and tail? One of the pullets crests look more polish to me...kind of round and poufy, the other is more swept back and spikey. And apparently they are NOT an upright breed....mine may be too much so, as the stance in the photo is not unusual. Oh well, selection selection selection. : ) ( retired dog breeder....)
I have been admiring your male...what a strikingly beautiful boy! Do YOU breed?? Where did you get your birds?