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Do ALL roosters have spurs? or do some breeds not?

10 assorted hens, 1 'roo -  1 Jack Russell, 1 lhasa apso, 1 beagle/coonhound, 1 'road' dog,  2 sweet little alley cats...and 1 chick! 
So...plant your own garden and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers(or chickens!).

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10 assorted hens, 1 'roo -  1 Jack Russell, 1 lhasa apso, 1 beagle/coonhound, 1 'road' dog,  2 sweet little alley cats...and 1 chick! 
So...plant your own garden and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers(or chickens!).

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Far as I know all roosters have spurs and so do some hens. Some breeds have multiple spurs, but I haven't heard of any breeds who don't have any.

Spurs are the last thing to develop on a male, far after crowing and shiny rooster feathers show up. smile

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Originally Posted by turtlynne 

Do ALL roosters have spurs? or do some breeds not?


All roosters have spurs.

Breeding:

 

 

~ Seramas ~ Bantam Splash Cochins ~ LF Coronation & Light Sussex ~

 

~ White & Colored Sebastopols ~ American Buffs ~

 

 ~ Muscovys ~ Calls ~

 

~ Peafowl ~~ Lavender & Slate Turkeys ~

 

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Breeding:

 

 

~ Seramas ~ Bantam Splash Cochins ~ LF Coronation & Light Sussex ~

 

~ White & Colored Sebastopols ~ American Buffs ~

 

 ~ Muscovys ~ Calls ~

 

~ Peafowl ~~ Lavender & Slate Turkeys ~

 

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Yep they all roos have spurs somelike sumatras have multiple ones too.If you want them off Ive heard of the "baked potatoe method"look it up.

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My roos spurs are little 1/2 or less inch nubs with no claw per se...he is very non agressive, sweet to his 'girls' - i wondered if he would pass this trait on (I never did anything to them - he is 9 mos old now)

10 assorted hens, 1 'roo -  1 Jack Russell, 1 lhasa apso, 1 beagle/coonhound, 1 'road' dog,  2 sweet little alley cats...and 1 chick! 
So...plant your own garden and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers(or chickens!).

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10 assorted hens, 1 'roo -  1 Jack Russell, 1 lhasa apso, 1 beagle/coonhound, 1 'road' dog,  2 sweet little alley cats...and 1 chick! 
So...plant your own garden and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers(or chickens!).

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Originally Posted by turtlynne 

My roos spurs are little 1/2 or less inch nubs with no claw per se...he is very non agressive, sweet to his 'girls' - i wondered if he would pass this trait on (I never did anything to them - he is 9 mos old now)


You don't mention the breed, but my brahma roo had next to nothing for spurs until he was around 18 months old.  I was beginning to wonder if he was ever going to get them.

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If there ever comes a day when we can't be together keep me in your heart, I'll stay there forever - Winnie the Pooh
I'll never develop a thick skin.  Thick skin leads to a hard heart and I never want to be one of those people.
A slave to LF brahmas, seramas, cochins, sebrights, and call ducks.  R.I.P. Dragon, the crossbeak.  Thank you for teaching me so much about life.

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