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5 week old pullet

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ChickenLittle09, Oct 16, 2009.

  1. ChickenLittle09

    ChickenLittle09 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi,

    I'm not even sure this is the right spot to post this, I apologize if it's not.

    New to chickens so this may be obvious to most but for me I'm wondering:

    Today we noticed a bump on each leg of our (please be!) pullet...are these normal for a girl or do I have a boy? Here's Puff...

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    I guess this is a two part question! [​IMG]
    (and if anyone has any thoughts on breed i'd love to hear them!!)
     
  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    On the back of the leg? I can't tell you the sex of yours. (it's still young and I'm new at the guess the sex game) But I can tell you my female Sicilian Buttercup has rounded off spurs that stick out about 1/4 inch.
     
  3. ChickenLittle09

    ChickenLittle09 Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes on the back of the legs. It's not even measurable just a bump. Thank you for the reply!
     
  4. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Yes, they started out that way then grew. My Barred Rock just has a teeny weeny bump on hers and they never grew.
     
  5. Omran

    Omran Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they are girls, don't worry.
     
  6. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Female chicks will have a spur bump too. It just never develops into a spur.
     
  7. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Yes, they all have those bumps til they mature out more.
     

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