Hello everyone! I hope I get some interesting replies for this topic because it has been something that has been bothering me for some time now. I will just use myself as an example, because it happens a lot as I'm sure y'all are familiar with. I bought some true blue and black Ameraucanas. Some of them are nice specimens of the breed, others have a lot of goldy red coming in and one is cleanfaced. So I am left with a decision- do I sell the culls or do I kill them?? (Personally the pullets will go in my olive egger flock but there is not always an option like that for people) What do you think? A part of me thinks it would be better to kill the imperfect birds to make sure irresponsible breeders do not take the bird and breed them to sell them as true blue or black ameraucanas. Perhaps it is my duty to the purity of the breed to make sure those bad genetics do not continue to be reproduced. Sure I will be out the money I paid for the birds but is it not more important to make sure I am doing justice to the breed? The other part of me thinks this is a LIFE we are talking about here, of course I should find the imperfect birds a home. They deserve a chance at life as much as the good breeders. I could always try to filter out buyers who swear to not breed them as pure Ameraucanas but what right do I have to tell anyone what to do with their own birds? The roosters are gorgeous and it is a pity to not sell them and let people enjoy their beauty. Discuss!!