CounterField's _reinit method was returning back control if the pk of the model wasnt setup yet. This caused any of the "initializers" to not fire for the very first time. Modified the logic so that control returns back if the model's pk is None and there are no initializers defined. The earlier fix (https://github.com/djblets/djblets/commit/5f38334fabfd282232908ef80b28cd1889d0871c#djblets/util/fields.py) was setting the value to 0 if the pk wasnt available at the time. I've modified the logic so that the method _reinit returns back immediately (without processing the counter value) only if the pk is none and there are no initializers defined. For the case of LocalSiteProfiles table, there are initializers defined for all CounterFields, so they would be initialized the first time the object is created.