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Vulture Hocks

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by wife2abirdman, Nov 20, 2012.

  1. wife2abirdman

    wife2abirdman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    WHY are vulture hocks a disqualification?

    I understand what they are and I believe my three blue Cochin hens have them. I am fine with keeping them as pets but just wondering why they are a show DQ as they don't look like they detract from the looks or seem in anyway problematic. I get that they don't look very pretty maybe in other breeds but in Cochins you can barely tell and I would never have even noticed if it weren't for this forum.



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  2. dracoe19

    dracoe19 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think what they mean by Vulture hocks are stiff feathers like in Millie Fluers. Cochins have the feathers called vulture hocks but they need to be much shorter and very fluffy not stiff. This is my opinion and understanding of it. Yours don't look to have this disqualification. Their butts are nice and fluffy.

    Here is an example of vulture hocks (right below the wing)on a millie. See how pronounced they are from the body and they look like normal feathers rather than fluffy feathers.
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  3. mstricer

    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

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