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Vulture hocks on silkies

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Hi, so I have a new silkie and someone has mentioned that she may be vulture hocked, what does this mean in terms of showing, and is it possible to remove them?
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Can you post a picture?

Vulture hocks are considered a serious defect (DQ, actually, I think) in all breeds except Sultans, Booted Bantams, and I believe d'Uccles.

They aren't something that can be removed - they are as much a part of the bird as a crest or beard. They are genetic as well, so birds with vulture hocks should not be bred if you are intending to show.

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200 something birds. 8 species. ♥ Norman ♥ Norma ♥ Misha ♥ and ♥ Taylor ♥ are my babies.
Visit Norman the Rooster's Thread Here!
Breeding Sex Linked Silkies, Gamefowl, and EEs/OEs. Amateur genetics buff. Caponization practitioner/advocate.
Working at The Poultry Palace in Placerville, CA. Come see us for started pullets, chicks, Bar Ale feed, & more!

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Here is the photo, I'm pretty sure she is vulture hocked, which is such a shame sad.png
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