A little nub on back legs=spur=roo?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Berkshiremom, Jul 6, 2010.

  1. Berkshiremom

    Berkshiremom Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi newbie with silly question...I have a 5 EE chicks about 5 weeks old.. They are suppose to be pullets, however yesterday when holding them I noticed than one has tiny little nubs (bumps) starting to form where I think spurs grow. Does this mean she's a he? or do pullets get these too? None of the others have these..so I'm thinking she's a he..just wanted to check before I re-home.
    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Karrie13

    Karrie13 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2009
    Minnesota
    Almost all of my chicks have had that little nub on their back legs, so don't be concerned yet that you have any roo's! I even had a hen that developed spurs but she was for sure a hen, laid a very pretty blue egg. If they were sexed as pullets they most likely are, though there are mistakes made I doubt all five of yours would be roo's.
     
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  3. Matt A NC

    Matt A NC Overrun With Chickens

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    Boys and girls will all will have the little spur caps.

    Matt
     
  4. Berkshiremom

    Berkshiremom Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you so much....This chick is my daughters favorite, and I'm really hoping she's a she!!!!
     

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