My son is in 4H and is planning to show Buff Orpingtons (currently 12 weeks old) at the county fair. We are just 5 weeks from show time and, as it has been busy, have just inspected the pullets. We found that most have some feather issues. Some have a dark coloring in the otherwise golden main tail feathers--should we pluck them? Also some have damaged primary flight feathers--should we pluck them? Is plucking and having possibly immature feathers better than having damaged older feathers for show?