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When do roosters get their spurs?

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We have an 8 week old supposed Golden Laced Wyandotte -- with quite a large rose comb and a small emerging wattle -- so I've been thinking it's a rooster.  But there's no sign of rooster behavior and no sign of spurs -- when do they start to come in?  I'm kind of hoping we're wrong and that it's a pullet after all.

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The spurs will usually be prominent around 6 mos old.Around 4 mos you may start seeing lil 'bumps'.I have an 8 mos old SLW roo that has absolutely no spurs yet,just a lil bump.

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Thanks!  When did he start to get his comb and wattles and generally start acting like a roo?

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Thanks!  When did he start to get his comb and wattles and generally start acting like a roo?


His comb and wattles came in kinda early,he didn't start acting manly though until he almost got his butt kicked by a guinea roo....lol...

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On of my roosters spurs started coming in at 13 weeks, there was no signs on the other rooster. And for anyone who wants to know I know they are both roos because they both crow. (:

These are videos of two different chicks hatching. Kevin and Boo. One is a slide show. (:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UX_6T7jk9e8&feature=channel&list=UL

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MaA3j5kmAME&feature=plcp

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These are videos of two different chicks hatching. Kevin and Boo. One is a slide show. (:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UX_6T7jk9e8&feature=channel&list=UL

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MaA3j5kmAME&feature=plcp

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here is a pic of my GLW roo...he was born April 4th.

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/83907_what_am_i_002.jpg

Here he is in the middle.

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/83907_roos.jpg

Hope that helps!  BTW, his name is Lil' Wayne and he is starting to "explore" the girls.  somad  Prob will have to re-home him.

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Its off the suject but I have a roo that looks exactly like the chicken in the bottom pic posted. The chicken right above the 7-10-11. Mine is an EE,.

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54 chickens and growing! 25 red stars, 9 barred rocks, 5 buffs, 5 EE,s, 5 golden seabrights, 3 mulli fuers, 2 old english bantams
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Its off the suject but I have a roo that looks exactly like the chicken in the bottom pic posted. The chicken right above the 7-10-11. Mine is an EE,.


Yup...the one u r talking about is my EE roo.  sad  Can;t have roo's, so gotta find him a new home.  I can't do the freezer camp thing!

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Hello everyone, I'm new to the chicken raising hobby and new to these forums. I just bought a straight run of bantams about 3 weeks ago from out local feed supply. Lately I've been noticing that a few of the chicks look like they have 5 claws or spurs. I say claw because one of the claws looks more like its coming out of another claw. Could this be a spur? I also noticed that on the other foot there is only 4 claws/spurs. Could I have some kind of a deformed batch or is this the way a rooster starts to form? That odd looking spur/claw looks like its real flimsey and rubbery. I feel bad for them because it looks like they are almost walking on their own feet. There only about 3 and half weeks old.
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Hello everyone, I'm new to the chicken raising hobby and new to these forums. I just bought a straight run of bantams about 3 weeks ago from out local feed supply. Lately I've been noticing that a few of the chicks look like they have 5 claws or spurs. I say claw because one of the claws looks more like its coming out of another claw. Could this be a spur? I also noticed that on the other foot there is only 4 claws/spurs. Could I have some kind of a deformed batch or is this the way a rooster starts to form? That odd looking spur/claw looks like its real flimsey and rubbery. I feel bad for them because it looks like they are almost walking on their own feet. There only about 3 and half weeks old.

 

This sounds like a couple may just have an extra toe if it's only 1 foot. If it's both feet & they have really dark legs & skin then you have silkies & they are supposed to have 5 toes.

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