Quote:What is a cull to one person has something special to another--kind of like the junk/treasures found at garage sales. It really should not be an issue if some of the culls had proven to be cinderellas and you were showing them. Saying you bred them? yes, but not for showing them. It goes back to the of using other breeders names--are you being complimentary to them or taking credit for something you didn't earn? I will happily say I bought what was someone's $10 cull grey cockerel and have a lot of absolutely gorgeous grey babies this year. And I am showing him at the State Fair as I wanted to enter a display. A few years ago I picked up a silkie cross cull from a friend and now have real mahogany in my flock. It's awesome about your greys. Congrats!!!! And your true mahogany. I was going to work on salmon/calico but decided against it. Not enough time or space. I made a promise to myself before the idea of showing every really materialized and was just getting into the breeding, that I would NEVER show a bird that I hadn't bred myself. I didn't start out breeding $5 culls. They may not have been the most expensive birds out there, but were pretty expensive by my standards. I was the one that chose who was bred to who. I watch every baby hatch from my incubator and raised each one with tender loving care. I know what I have and if people have to throw stones they best not live in glass houses.