I seem to be having a lot of problems with my memory, because you did not say you picked him and the others up at auction, and I apologize to you for that. On the other hand, your opinion of his quality has changed and memory of why you bought him must not be real accurate. Here is your quote from http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/316007/red-laced-cornish-x-and-project-talk-pics-p-8/1520
" I scored a really nice white from a dark hatch last yr, he has some smudging but it's very light but he has a ton of potential, for a young bird. to add some body to my teen whites. "
It clearly reads that you bought him to improve the body qualities of your WCs, and he is clearly pictured penned with some DC pullets, so you at least attempted to breed him. I'm just trying to point out we all start with what we can find, and learn as we go.
Edited by Cedarknob - 4/27/12 at 1:28pm