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Can you tell a rooster's age from spur size?

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This is my rooster, O.P.

 

This is one of my roosters, O.P.

 

 

Here's a pic of his spurs

He's an old boy

 

 

 

I dont really know how old he is. He was given to me from a friend of a friend.

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He's seen a few sunrises.  Definately mature, but in apparently great condition.  Nice shine to his feathers and a clear bright eye - he'll get the job done for you.

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He roams my ranch like a dog smile.png I don't know what breed he is, but he's definitely pretty. Do they become infertile after so many years?

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I don't know if they become infertile but I've heard when they get older they become less fertile. I don't know if thats true or not. either way he sure is pretty and those are some massive spurs!

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If the large spurs become a problem they can be trimmed or removed. Look for info on BYC or other Internet sources for instructions. He's a pretty fella. Mature roosters are a thing of beauty!
 

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He could be Stan's Great, Great, Grandfather.

 

 

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Married to the old dude. One horse: Thor. One mini horse: Panama Jack. 4 cockatiels:  Nutter Butter, Crystal, Kiki, Marco. 2 parakeets:  The Lemon Drop twins.  1 eccentric peacock:  George. 1 pet terrapin:  Mr. Tuttle. And 14 world famous Jersey Giants hens! Also 1 Black Copper Marans Rooster:  Lying Larry.  2 Black Copper Hens:  Moe, and Curly. Blue Copper Marans rooster:  Son of Steele....

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Married to the old dude. One horse: Thor. One mini horse: Panama Jack. 4 cockatiels:  Nutter Butter, Crystal, Kiki, Marco. 2 parakeets:  The Lemon Drop twins.  1 eccentric peacock:  George. 1 pet terrapin:  Mr. Tuttle. And 14 world famous Jersey Giants hens! Also 1 Black Copper Marans Rooster:  Lying Larry.  2 Black Copper Hens:  Moe, and Curly. Blue Copper Marans rooster:  Son of Steele....

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post #7 of 7
He looks just like my Black Australorp rooster
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