How's this guy look he is about 3 and a half months old now. It is a hatchery bird but really slow to develop. I have my hopes. I guess my.question is how good does he look towards standard of perfection?
Just to make sure I will take better pictures and hopefully it either looks better or I can try to breed better barring with my other ones. Time will tell, and thanks for the answers I really appreciate that.
There is no reason to beleive he will produce stock any better than himself. With a lifetime of breeding and many thousands of chicks, assuming you have the expertise to make great selections you may wind up with stock that is nearly as good as the stuff you could acquire today for far less than you will spend trying to improve on this bird.
The fact than you asked the question is an indication that you have some interest in the standard. Why not enjoy the search for a good starter group of birds and save yourself a ton of time and money.
Not trying to be harsh or critical just giving you a bit of truth about where you will end up with stock of this type.
No yellow legs, either. BRs have yellow legs. If he's even a BR, he's a very poor one, truthfully, and the leg color being wrong clinches it. Even my own BRs, hatchery and several generations removed from the hatchery, all have bright yellow legs.