I will start off by saying that I do not breed chickens and I really don't intend to breed chickens for any other purpose than maybe keeping my flock populated. However I do have a question about breeding to standard. I see all kind of literature on this topic and it always talks of physical signs such as comb type and color etc. Then I read about things such as testing the gap between the pelvic bones, I think it was, for egg laying qualities. However what I have not seen a lot of information on is breeding for character traits such as temperament and broodiness. Is this something that one would breed for when looking to breed to standard or is it something that is simply expected to be there? For example: I have two flocks one of which is buff orpingtons which by what I have read are supposed to be clam friendly birds that have a tendency to go broody. A quality which from my understanding would make them good mothers. However, lets say you have an Orpington that is overly aggressive, would this be a consideration for culling as it does not conform to the expectations of what an Orpington should be? Or say it never goes broody? I say consideration because I know there are other factors involved and I assume you take the birds that come closest to meeting the standard from all aspects. But I was just curious if such characteristics were something considered when breeding to standard. Thank you for your time and sharing your knowledge.