There are so many things to cull for to try to get the best birds. I hope I can explain what I wondering. My questions for everyone is when going through your birds to pick the best ones what is the order of things you look for? This is hard for me to explain what I mean. What is the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, reason you cull is leg color, comb shape (other than an obvious straight comb), body shape, head size, lacing, etc. I have the book from Foley and the APA Standard Book but they do not say in what order do you cull for or what to keep because it can be bred out.
So you're saying basically what is the most important reason to cull, second most important reason, etc. regarding common flaws? Because if that is your question, I don't think there is a single most important aspect on a show bird. All are important because they all go into the overall look of the bird. If a bird has nice, well defined lacing but a wrong conformation, then obviously its not fit for show. You could either cull that, or try and breed it out over generations. A lot of breeders i know tackle one aspect at a time, i.e. focus on well defined lacing one year, then next confirmation, then next leg color, and so on. It never really ends, because there is no such thing as an absolutely perfect bird.
Edited by waddles99 - 1/28/16 at 1:56pm