Vulture Hocks?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by jeremy, Jun 29, 2010.

  1. jeremy

    jeremy CA Royal Blues

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    What are they? More specifically do the occur in standard Cochins?
     
  2. Red&Yellow

    Red&Yellow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They shouldn't be on Cochins. Vulture hocks are feathers that point down at about a 45 degree angle from the birds hocks (where their scales meet feathers). As far as I know, very few breeds have that in their standard.
     
  3. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

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    Sultans are one of the few breeds that have them.....
     
  4. jeremy

    jeremy CA Royal Blues

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    I was thinking that if Cochins had them it would be considered a DQ from showing. BUT if they don't necessarily occur in Cochins, I guess that's not something I've gotta worry about! [​IMG]
     
  5. ThePolishPrincess

    ThePolishPrincess Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nahh, they do show up sometimes, especially in hatchery stock. But regardless, they can pop up anywhere, it's a matter of genes. Watch out for them. The picture above shows them very well.

    Edited for word usage.
     
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  6. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Definition out of the American Standard of Perfection ([​IMG] 2001)

    Vulture Hocks:

    • A well defined formation off stiff, straight and rather long feathers growing from the lower part of the thighs and projecting backward and downward, a disqualification in all Asiatics including their bantam counterparts; a standard requirement in d 'Uccle, Booted, and Sultans.

    DQ in:
    • Brahmas, Cochins, Langshans and Silkies.




    Chris
     
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  7. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Learn something new everyday. Thanks for posting this topic. [​IMG]
     
  8. jeremy

    jeremy CA Royal Blues

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    Quote:TY Chris! That's exactly what I needed to know.

    Quote:I've been meaning to ask about it for awhile, just never got around to it. But now I'm potentially getting some Blue Cochins so I figured it was time. [​IMG]
     
  9. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

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    D'Uccles are another breed that have vulture hocks.
     
  10. greathorse

    greathorse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Off topic but I think is deserved. Chris is either the smartest chicken guy around or a great researcher but no matter he gives us the straight scoop. Thanks Chris.

    FYI he frequently refers to the Standard of Perfection a must have for any breeder.
     

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