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Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by jeremy, Jun 29, 2010.
What are they? More specifically do the occur in standard Cochins?
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.
Sultans are one of the few breeds that have them.....
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!
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.
Definition out of the American Standard of Perfection ( 2001)
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.
Brahmas, Cochins, Langshans and Silkies.
Learn something new everyday. Thanks for posting this topic.
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.
D'Uccles are another breed that have vulture hocks.
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.