Show Quality? Bantam White Cochin

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by NapoleanGoose, Aug 4, 2010.

  1. NapoleanGoose

    NapoleanGoose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a bantam white cochin cockeral. I'm not sure on the age, I'm guessing 5 months old, he has started to try and crow but sounds awful when he does. It's so funny to watch them learn. Anyways, I want to sell him to the 4-H here, but I want to know if he is show quality? He is still growing/filling out.

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    Thanks!
     
  2. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    He looks pretty good for a young guy. The rounder the better [​IMG]
     
  3. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    Too flat & long in the back. Not enough tail cushion & tail carraige is too low. By the way his wing appears I'd assume a weak wing joint. Looks like he may have vulture hocks. In short, not an exhibition type Cochin. IMO.
     
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  4. NapoleanGoose

    NapoleanGoose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you both.

    Yes, I thought his tail looked a little low. What do you mean by a weak wing joint? Is it something that'll hurt him or just bad for show? And what are Vulture Hocks? I looked it up and all I got is that the hock feathers should be curly not protruding sharply. Is that right?
     

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