What are vulture hocks??? any pics explaining

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by IwannaBEaMERMAID, Jan 15, 2010.

  1. IwannaBEaMERMAID

    IwannaBEaMERMAID Songster

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    really wat r or is it?? [​IMG]
     

  2. Mary Of Exeter

    Mary Of Exeter Songster

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    When you look at the chicken's 'knee', they are the long feathers that go straight back towards the tail, like on D'uccles.


    ETA: Here's a little article on them: http://www.fowlvisions.com/?p=1146
     
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  3. Boggy Bottom Bantams

    Boggy Bottom Bantams Crowing

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    and sultans....
     
  4. IwannaBEaMERMAID

    IwannaBEaMERMAID Songster

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    II LLOOOOVVEE SULTANS !!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

  5. poltroon

    poltroon Songster

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    Why are they considered such a severe fault?
     
  6. Boggy Bottom Bantams

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    Quote:I'm sorry, what are you talking about??? If they are ment to be on the breed, then they are not a fault...
     
  7. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    They are not meant to be on cochins. You have to be careful not to cull to early for this- juvenile cochins can appear to have vulture hocks and not really have them. I would think it is a fault because it takes away from the roundness- but don't quote me on that. I'm not a show person [​IMG]
     

  8. jenjscott

    jenjscott Mosquito Beach Poultry

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    But in a breed that is not supposed to have them, they are very serious fault.
     
  9. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    I had a Giant Partridge Cochin roo that had them....

    I'm waiting to see if his two chicks will carry on the legacy.
     

  10. Boggy Bottom Bantams

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    Quote:That is true! D'uccles and sultans do though, Not sure where the Cochin reference came up from though, but no they arent right on them...
     

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