vulture hocks on a Cochin bantam?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by fowlsessed, Feb 20, 2012.

  1. fowlsessed

    fowlsessed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My two Cochin bantams are three weeks old, and one of them has vulture hocks! Is this okay? will it get passed down the line if I breed it? Is it still showable? Is this normal? thanks
     
  2. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    It's a disqualification & it will be passed on. Cull it if you plan to breed.
     
  3. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    If you got it from the same hatch as the other chicks I'd worry about them too. I don't recall if the trait is dominant or recessive but I've had it pop up before from two related parents who did not express it.
     

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