I am hoping to get some help in assessing my Polish birds for their show or breeder potential. I have been to many threads and looked at tons of photos, but sometimes photos of winning birds are so different in characteristics that I am still at a loss for what to look for. I do have an SOP and have been looking over my birds for flat out defects, but reading about what something should look like and being able to see what something should look like are very different things. I have started going to shows and have acquired some chicks from some award winning breeders as well as some chicks from some local enthusiast who do not show in order to watch them grow and develop side-by-side in order to more fully understand what a "quality" bird looks like from its chick stage on up. I hope to have some birds that I can show this Fall. So please let me know both the good and bad about some of these birds. And I apologize in advance for the quality of the pictures - they just don't want to stand in a show pose when I'm out snapping photos. The hen is from a hatchery and the cock is from hatching eggs from BareGretchen. I actually have two males, one has some missing toenails and more wattles than the other. Thanks for sharing your knowledge and opinions with a newbie!