I guess I just took it as it came. Whatever seemed to come together,I'd try to hang on to that trait,and work on the rest. But yes, compromises were made. The old hen for example, excellent head,good full breast,pretty decent color,and on the minus side, vulture hocks,short cornish stance. At the same time most of my birds were taller,and clean hocked. but needed some of the good points from her.