Oh thats great to know! Thanks
the Sumatra snobs over on another thread were quite insistent my guys were broke or mixed. Drove me crazy. From what I understand, older boys are better for show, anyway!
That was how the spurs grew in on Fred. Maybe his first owner had trimmed off his spur but I don't think so. Fred came from show quality lines but as far as I know he was never shown himself. I wanted the sumatras at first for their color and their boody skills. Then it turned out they became my 2nd favorite breed. They were quite close to being my favorite breed too. But my RIRs were my favorite.
My current roos are getting big & pointy spurs. How do most people take care of them? (I do not want them accidentally hurting a female while mating, not to mention me if they decide to turn mean.) My former roos never had any longer than 1" by age 12 mo. Theirs also seemed worn down / rounded/ not pointy. My current boys are only 8 mo old & their spurs are already between 3/4-1" long. Does anyone use a dremel tool for dogs? (Would the noise frighten a bird too much?) Do you trim them like nails? Does that hot potato trick really work? (Wouldn't it be severely painful?)
I still have both roos because they never fight & have always been together since the brooder. (I'm in no rush since they're both equally sweet.) If one were going to grow up to be an aggressive rooster, wouldn't I see signs by now? So far, their temperaments are perfect.
dremel just make sure to have some flour nearby to stop any bleeding. The dremel should prevent most bleeding but sometimes a little bit still gets out.