I thought this would be a fun thread. This is my first year I really get to be a flock manager of my Orpingtons and have to make my own calls of my culls. I have been to a few shows, and asked several folks of what they cull for. Many who have years and years with their flocks only have to make decisions like color, comb set. Very little minor things compared to what I am looking for. Being so new with my flock, I am still looking for the bigger trouble traits. Type, tail, with my Buffs, color will be a biggie for the males. I am so new to the idea of having to cull. And I know, I will only keep 2 or 3 of each variety for the males. That makes this a fun subject to talk about. Here is the main traits that will keep you alive IF you happen to be an Orp on my property. I have 2 Black, 1 Blue, and 2 Buff males that I am using right now, so it will be the tail that I focus on first, then type and size. And IF you have a lousy tail, you better have both type and size. Or your a goner. What do you folks look for?