- Oct 28, 2017
I have two brahma pullets (about 6 months old according to the breeder, but they are considerably smaller than my 5 month old brahmas so I'm hoping that's not accurate) with pretty different leg feathers. One looks like all my others have, but the other has longer feathers around her hocks. Are these the start of vulture hocks? I included pictures with both pullets for comparison and marked the one in question. They aren't stiff like flight feathers so I'm hoping they're just growing in faster than her lower leg/foot feathers, but I've managed to avoid vulture hocks so far so I'm not positive I would recognize them.