i breed d'uccles and want to pick out some to set aside to breed for show. i have black mottleds and regular millies/golden necks with good white tips to breed with them. i am picking out my rooster now but i am worried because it seems to be impossible to fine any w/o solid white feathers on the head. i know the breed standard calls for not more than one solid white in an area of plumage-but what defines 'an area'??? i dont mind having a defect but i dont want to enter or even breed birds that will be disqualified. these are about 7 months old-will these white head feathers go away with 2nd molt or is it really that hard to have a show quality mottled?? --oh and as for the 'purple bands' -when we did 4H they only used ambient lighting, do real shows actually have adequate lighting to see this defect??