#1 is in its second blooming and #2 is a first bloom seedling.The second one has more the traditional fairrieanum shape, the dorsal needs to improve slightly, the first has a bad dorsal but the rest of the flower appears to have a lot more substance to it????. The petals, if they stay as they are would be better in a breeding program with Maudiae types as they may not cause the furl back as can happen in these crosses which can distort an otherwise good flower. Question, are these 1st flowering seedlings???????. They may be a lot better next time.
Both worth keeping. Slight leaning to No.1
that was my thinking, also, but upon reviewing AOS award pictures for fairrieanum, most awarded ones have some curling of the petals.Yeah, Tadd, you slacker you! oke:
After clerking a third time the other day on a paph team, I think there are flaws in both flowers - I like the first for it's size but not the dorsal. I think the other is maybe a little too curly in the petals, but I'm just learning this stuff...