There are judges out there that IMO are not as tuff as they should be on wings. Im only speaking of silkies. If ever one can find a show where Glenn See is judging it would be a great thing to show under him. He is hard on them and he is a Master breeder as well. He'll give a silkie a fine tooth comb over. And with all the hot colors out there and people selling like crazy I think people have forgotten the structure of the bird should be a primary issue. What good is the color if the frame under the bird is mediocre. And from a breeder stand point if other flocks carry issues and arent being dealt with for the better of the breed and are (many) being spread all over the country and with split wings being a major issue and you need to make outcrosses for what ever the reason and you buy stock. What are you really buying? Your birds w/i your flock could be fine and carry no recessive for splits and offspring look fine (but are now carriers) and you sell or your the buyer thinking you have clean wings and you dont know. what happens? Kinda see a snowball a effect? Like the falling of Rome. Or really like have a mouse live in the walls of your house. It mates and eventually you have an over population of a major issue and its not so easy to treat and get rid of... Sad.