Hello all, I got 6 each of LF Blue and Silver Laced Cochins this spring, and they are starting to show their adult feathering. I would like honest opinions of each set, to see if they're good enough to keep a trio of each for breeding purposes, or whether they're only pretty foo-foo birds destined for the layer flock/freezer.... They all came from a young man just starting out, who swears they're from show-winning lines. I know, that means very little, which is why I'm here. I want honest critiques, because I don't want to be selling (censored) eggs or chicks to folks, and I'm still learning... Silver-laced 1 - 6, 2 pics each: Roo, no signs of vulture hocks, foot feathers pretty poor to nonexistent: Roo, no sign of vulture hocks, also poor toe feathering. Roo, showing hints of vulture hocks (what age can you be sure?), spotty toe feathering: Probable pullet, no signs of vulture hocks, spotty toe feathering. Roo, no signs of vulture hocks, spotty toe feathering: Pullet, no signs of vulture hocks, toe feathering decent: Blues 1-6, 2 pics each: Roo, no V Hock, spotty toe feathering: Roo, showing vulture hock, slight gold tint to head and hackles, but excellent toe feathering: Pullet, no v hock, but poor toe feathering: Pullet, no v hock, nice toe feathering: Probable roo, showing signs of vulture hock, spotty toe feathering: Pullet, showing signs of vulture hock, good toe feathering: Any and all helpful critiques appreciated. Even of my descriptions - if I've described them wrong, etc., please tell me I'm a dufus that needs to learn a lot more... not that I don't already know that. Thanks!