Perhaps post some more pics before you do the deed. I really, really like his comb. It's actually better than the combs of the 2 cockerels I have here. I'm not sure about the wings, though. Was he holding them down/out because he was hot? @homeschoolin momma , what do you think? Need a lav orp or have any input about his body?.
@Faraday40 is the lav roo of any interest to you? I don't know as much about chicken anatomy too determine a breeder, but I do like that solid lav color and he seems well built. Not sure you have room nor need for another roo though... If not, perhaps you know somebody interested in lav orps who would take him.
The 2 lav cockerels like to follow me around. It's like they "know" they must be lovable in order to stay. Then there's Mr Potential who will stay near me - especially when I'm weeding or picking in the garden. He's always looking for handouts. He's also best friends with the little boy next door. The boy loves to feed "his rooster" through the fence.
There will be some very hard rooster choices made this fall.