Opinion on Cochin Feathering

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by andorraclaim, Dec 18, 2008.

  1. andorraclaim

    andorraclaim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I know Vulture Hocks are a DQ for Cochins but the size of them on my little Coch boy is starting to make me think he's a mutt! What do you think?
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  2. andorraclaim

    andorraclaim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nobody?
     
  3. chickenlady

    chickenlady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He may not be a mutt, it may just be poor quality. Just wait to see how he matures. Wait for the fluff to start. Maybe those will come out in time. You never can tell. He is adorable though.
     
  4. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    Once a vulture hock, always a vulture hock. They won't go away. The size of your example isn't at all unusual. I doubt he's a mix, just not a very good Cochin.
     
  5. andorraclaim

    andorraclaim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the thoughts. Obviously in him it's a dominant trait; if he was to breed would it carry 50/50 with the clutch he ferts?

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