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Double/Triple spurs on a rooster

post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 

This picture is from websurfing so it's not mine but I "think" I see three spurs on this bird. Besides the Sumatra what other breed with throw out spurs like this.

Genetic gurus welcome.


Edited by NaefNaests - 11/21/13 at 9:56pm
post #2 of 9
Cubalaya, Ko Shamo, and I've heard of some American Games having them.
Breeding 2011
-Cubalayas: BB Red, Blue Red, GDW, Blue GDW, White, Red Pyle             -OEGB: Black and Wheaten
-Sumatras: Large and Bantam Black                                                         -Australorps: Black (one White hen)
-Ko Shamo: Blue Wheaten                                                                        -Brahmas: Light Bantams
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Breeding 2011
-Cubalayas: BB Red, Blue Red, GDW, Blue GDW, White, Red Pyle             -OEGB: Black and Wheaten
-Sumatras: Large and Bantam Black                                                         -Australorps: Black (one White hen)
-Ko Shamo: Blue Wheaten                                                                        -Brahmas: Light Bantams
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post #3 of 9
I have a 5 month old Swedish Flower cockerel
that is developing triple spurs.

Swedish Flower hens, Heritage Barred Rocks, APA standard American Buff Orpingtons, English Buff and English Black Orpingtons, Light and Coronation Sussex. Basque Hens and a few spoiled turkeys!

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Swedish Flower hens, Heritage Barred Rocks, APA standard American Buff Orpingtons, English Buff and English Black Orpingtons, Light and Coronation Sussex. Basque Hens and a few spoiled turkeys!

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post #4 of 9
Thread Starter 

May I see a picture of him?

post #5 of 9

 

 

One leg has two spurs coming up and the other has 3. Had never seen anything like this before him. Had planned in keeping him for breeding and was just out looking at him last week and realized his spurs looked odd. Unfortunately this is what I discovered.

Swedish Flower hens, Heritage Barred Rocks, APA standard American Buff Orpingtons, English Buff and English Black Orpingtons, Light and Coronation Sussex. Basque Hens and a few spoiled turkeys!

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Swedish Flower hens, Heritage Barred Rocks, APA standard American Buff Orpingtons, English Buff and English Black Orpingtons, Light and Coronation Sussex. Basque Hens and a few spoiled turkeys!

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post #6 of 9

Alright that is really cool as I haven't seen this before ......

 

gander007 :old

post #7 of 9
Thread Starter 
Unfortunately??? Do you plan on not keeping him?
post #8 of 9

Well I have to figure the tendency to develop these extra spurs would be inheritable and although it's interesting, it's not something I would want to have in my stock. At least with some breeds that you mentioned at the beginning of this thread, it is  known to occur from time to time so it may be accepted in breeding stock. I don't know that for sure in these other breeds but with Swedish flower hens,  this is apparently very unusual.

Swedish Flower hens, Heritage Barred Rocks, APA standard American Buff Orpingtons, English Buff and English Black Orpingtons, Light and Coronation Sussex. Basque Hens and a few spoiled turkeys!

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Swedish Flower hens, Heritage Barred Rocks, APA standard American Buff Orpingtons, English Buff and English Black Orpingtons, Light and Coronation Sussex. Basque Hens and a few spoiled turkeys!

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post #9 of 9

My Swedish flower hen roo from greenfire has a double spur.

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