One thing I have learned with both MY Buckeyes and Chanteclers...6 months is entirely too young to make absolute calls of the quality of a bird, over all. That's been my experience and I've notice some very dramatic changes in both breeds between 6 and 10 or 12 months.
Well, that takes him off the menu for Christmas! I better build some more pens.
Thanks Minniechickmama. I want to breed as close to standard as my little flocks genetics will allow. I will try to get some good pics of cockerel #1. I think he may be a winner.