My boys molt hard like that, too, and it always comes back more beautiful than ever ... but their timing stinks!Chesterton will grow back a beautiful tail and be better than it was.
If there's any such thing as a show-molting gene, I'm convinced that my birds carry it. The problem we have is that the whole flock looks great for our County Fair in July, then they go into a hard molt about three weeks later ... just in time to be bald for the State Fair! We had a BIS rooster at the County Fair in 2018, and ended up staying home from State because, between six roosters, we had only two tail feathers - one each on two different fellas. One was a solo sickle feather, so we know that at least one bird TRIED to stick with the program!