Show standards for cochins?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by chknlitl, Jul 14, 2010.

  1. chknlitl

    chknlitl Out Of The Brooder

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    Can anyone tell me what are the show requirements for cochins? What are the disqualifiers. I think one of my cochins might be acceptable.
     
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    Quote:DISQUALIFICATIONS

    Vulture hocks, shanks not feathered down the outer sides, outer toes not feathered to last joint, bare middle toes (See General Disqualifications and Cutting for Defects)

    STANDARD WEIGHTS

    Cock...............................11 lbs. Hen.......................................8 1/2 lbs.
    Cockerel...........................9 lbs. Pullet..........................................7 lbs.


    The Female Shape – as defined in the American Poultry Association, Standard of Perfection

    COMB: Single; small, straight and upright; nicely rounded to conform to shape of head; divided into five points; free from wrinkles, fine in texture.
    BEAK: Short, stout at base, curving to point.
    FACE: Smooth, fine in texture.
    EYES: Medium in size.
    WATTLES: Small, nicely rounded; fine in texture.
    EAR LOBES: Oblong, fairly well defined, fine in texture.
    HEAD: Neat, fairly full in skull, fashioned after that of male, except finer in form.
    NECK: Short, nicely arched, plumage, very full, slowing well over shoulders and cape.
    BACK: Short in appearance, very broad, well rounded; shoulders, broad, flat under neck feathers; cushion rising from cape. large, full and round; plumage; profuse, flowing over tips of wings well into thigh plumage and almost covering tail feathers.
    TAIL: Short, broad at base, carried rather low; well filled underneath with profusion of soft feathers and nearly enveloped by tail coverts, which help to form the cushion.
    Main Tail Feathers -- broad and overlapping.
    WINGS: Small, well folded and carried without drooping; fronts embedded in plumage of breast; tips, concealed between cushion and thigh plumage; wingbows smooth and exceedingly well-rounded.
    Primaries and Secondaries -- broad and overlapping in natural order when wing is folded.
    BREAST: Carried low in front, full, well rounded, of great breadth and depth.
    BODY AND FLUFF: Body -- medium in length, broad, deep, full and well rounded from point of breast to abdomen, well let down between legs, full and round from breast bone to tail, with great length and fullness of feather.
    Fluff – full, soft, profuse.
    LEGS AND TOES: Legs set well apart, straight when viewed from front.
    Lower thighs -- medium length, moderately large, straight; with great profusion of long, soft, outstanding fluff plumage, completely hiding hock and covering shanks almost to feet.
    Hocks -- should be well covered with profusion of soft flexible feathers, curving inward about joints free from vulture-like feathers.
    Shanks -- short, stout in bone, covered profusely with long plumage.
    Toes -- four on each foot, straight, well-spread; middle and outer toes, heavily feathered to ends.


    The Male Shape – as defined in the American Poultry Association, Standard of Perfection

    COMB: Single; of medium size, set firmly on head, stout at base, straight from front to rear, low in front; serrations moderately deep, dividing comb into five regular points the middle one highest; free from wrinkles, fine in texture.
    BEAK: Short, stout at base, curving to point.
    FACE: Smooth, fine in texture.
    EYES: Moderately large.
    WATTLES: Rather long, well-rounded at lower edges, thin and fine in texture.
    EAR LOBES: Smooth, well-defined, about two-thirds as long as wattles.
    HEAD: Rather short, broad, deep, prominent over eyes; juncture with neck well defined.
    NECK: Short, full, well-proportioned, well arched from rear of head to back.
    Hackle -- very long and abundant, flowing well over shoulders and cape.
    BACK: Short in appearance, very broad and well-rounded; shoulders, very broad, flat under hackle; saddle or cushion rising at base of hackle or cape, long; saddle feathers, flowing over tips of wings and mingling with fluff and under-plumage of tail.
    TAIL: Main Tail -- short, well spread at base, filled underneath with profusion of soft feathers.
    Main Tail Feathers -- broad and overlapping.
    Sickles -- short, well-rounded and enveloped by coverts and lesser sickles, showing as little of the stiff feathers as possible; saddle and tail to have soft, round, bulky appearance.
    WINGS: Small, carried well-up and well-folded; fronts embedded in plumage of breast; tips nicely tucked under saddle plumage.
    Wing-Bows -- smooth and exceedingly well rounded.
    Primaries and Secondaries -- broad and overlapping in natural order when wing is folded.
    BREAST: Carried forward, very full, well rounded, of great breadth and depth.
    BODY AND FLUFF: Body -- moderate in length, broad, deep, well-rounded from point of breast to abdomen, well let down between the legs, broad and well-rounded from breast bone to tail, depending more on length of feathers for fullness than on muscular development.
    Fluff -- soft, full, abundant.
    LEGS AND TOES: Legs, set well apart, straight when viewed from front.
    Lower thighs -- medium length; large, straight; the more long, soft, outstanding plumage, extending well down the shanks and covering hack joints, the better, having the appearance of two great globes of feathers concealing the legs from view.
    Hocks -- covered with flexible feathers, curving inward about the joints; free from vulture like feathering.
    Shanks -- short, stout in bone; plumage, long beginning just below hocks and covering front and outer side of shanks, from which it should be outstanding, the upper part growing out from under thigh plumage and continuing into foot feathering. There should be no marked break in the outlines between the plumage of these sections; they should merge naturally into each other and blend together.
    Toes -- four on each foot, straight, stout, well spread; middle and outer toes, heavily feathered to ends.

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