That's how I feel too. There was once a time when a white bird was more attractive due to having less visible hairs and pin feathers on the finished carcass, for the use of the feathers in pillows, mattresses, etc. and people just wanted to eat a white bird...had some perception of them being more clean and wholesome, I guess. Those old timers would gag if they saw folks breeding chickens with black meat! To me they are the height of practicality and versatility so that makes them attractive to me. The White Rocks have a way of moving across the land that is less a walk and more of a glide, like royalty pacing down the middle of a red carpet...they don't get in a hurry, but they get there. They have a calm, regal air about them that I admire and they back it up with gaining weight on little feed, keeping good weights on little feed, performing well in the cold weather and even in the hot, they work hard at foraging and laying and their meat has a density and fine texture that I've found no equal for just yet. Their eggs are extra large and uniform and, if you get the right line, they will lay like crazy and through the winter. I've had many breeds but none with the fineness of feather of the WRs...pure light silk in texture. And you are right...when ill bred, they look common, when done right they look beautiful! They bring a smile to my face and I guess that's what everyone feels when they look at their special, chosen breed...that warmth and kinship between flock owner and flock.