Exactly! Draft horses are bred for work. I get what you're saying there. They might be dirty and muddy in the field or pulling timber from forests, but clean them up and pick the finest specimen from the best breeding and they could be selected for the show. Look at the Clydesdales for the Anheuser-Busch Budweiser hitch. These are fine workhorses who are also magnificent show specimens. Just take a look at the specification required to even qualify for that elite team. They have very specific coloring and trait requirements beyond just being a draft horse to even qualify for the Budweiser hitch and that is what makes all the difference when you see them working together. In my mind, for the horse comparisons, that is what most closely resembles the Buckeye. I know how to breed them as a "work horse" or barnyard chicken. The question is, without compromising the type of chicken that they are (large bodied American Class like the Jersey Giants, Hollands, Rocks, and RIRs), how do you perfect the other 40% of the traits Bluface mentioned to make them show quality as well? We're not aiming for a show quality race horse, though, so we need to be careful not select Buckeyes that more closely resemble a Cochin in fluffiness or a Leghorn in raciness as what a show quality Buckeye should be. If they are draft horses, show them as the finest specimen of a draft horse. If we could just agree on that, maybe all the other traits will fall into place.