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Vulture Hocks on Silkie Chicks?????

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One of my silkie chicks has what looks like vulture hocks coming out from its leg. I have not noticed this before on my other silkie chicks before. The chick is about 2 weeks old. Are these vulture hocks and are these a DQ in the show ring. Is this a chick I need to sell and not use for breeding? Thanks

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post #2 of 6

I don't know the answer to your question, I wish I did.

The only other bird I've seen those on is a Giant Partridge Cochin roo that I had... his were huge.

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post #3 of 6

it sorta does look like vulture hocks.... are the feathers hard?

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post #4 of 6

Sometimes it is just the way chicks feather out. Keep the bird until it is fully feathered out.

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The feathers are soft.

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post #6 of 6

Keep him.  Those feathers are just growing in before the others.

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