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Do males and females both have the start of a spur?

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So, i know, other than vent sexing, there's no way to sex day old chicks (with the exception of auto sexing breeds or sex linked). But i noticed what looks like the start to a spur on my new little baby. Is that an indication?

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As far as I have been told both male and females have those so not an indicator to sex. First sign will be comb and wattles growth as well as the redness. Roos will grow out their combs and turn redder faster then the pullets. 

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As far as I have been told both male and females have those so not an indicator to sex. First sign will be comb and wattles growth as well as the redness. Roos will grow out their combs and turn redder faster then the pullets. 

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Nope, both genders get spur buds. Some hens even grow some wicked sharp spurs. Your best bet for sexing is comb size and color around 6ish weeks. 

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As far as I have been told both male and females have those so not an indicator to sex. First sign will be comb and wattles growth as well as the redness. Roos will grow out their combs and turn redder faster then the pullets. 

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Yes, both hens and roosters have spur buds. Roosters have larger and redder combs/wattles. My hen has very long spurs. Maybe because she's old  . . .? :old

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