He sounds like a wonderful pet rooster to have around, but I would not use him for breeding. His color is far too washed out, buttery brown/gold, instead of the deep dark mahogany that it should be. I also would not use a splash in my breeding program unless it had a deep, dark red to start or an amazing wyandotte shape. (IMO he lacks both) The splash tends to wash out the red more. As a positive, his beak is nice and short and his legs appear to be a nice yellow. I personally would not start with hatchery birds, if your goal is to breed. You can find plenty of great BLRW breeders on here who are breeding and selling some great stock. My opinion is only that, my opinion. I am in love with the BLRWs and really want to only breed birds that give a great representation of what a BLR should be. I've seen way too many on here lately that are very poor examples and it is quite discouraging.