Are those spurs?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by aukuma, May 27, 2010.

  1. aukuma

    aukuma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I only have three chicks, hoping they were all pullets. I am starting to think this particular one is a roo! I see little bumps on his legs (spur buds?) and he has a bigger comb and waddle than his sister. Can anyone identify this as a roo?

    Thank you!!!
     
  2. elem

    elem Out Of The Brooder

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    I don't know if its a roo or not but I thought I'd let you know that my hens (over a year old so definitely hens) have bumps like that.
     
  3. annie3001

    annie3001 My Girls

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    all my hens have those bumps. no worries. [​IMG]
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Well, on that bird, they will be spurs. Looks like a cockerel to me. Super thick legs.
    Both sexes have the bumps. You won't see spurs on cockerels until they're over six months old and really closer to eight months usually.
     
  5. aukuma

    aukuma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks to all of you! With only three I was hopping no roos, oh well.
     
  6. ve

    ve Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Other white bird dos not look a girl either
     
  7. aukuma

    aukuma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmm, ya know I just traded a roo for the red one (which I am hoping is a pullet). The two white ones may be roosters. Thats my luck!
     
  8. High Roost Ranch

    High Roost Ranch The Chicken Whisperer

    All chicks are born with spur buds. And occasionally a female will develop rudimentary spurs later in her life and still lay normally. I have one here who has spurs.
     
  9. pidgey104

    pidgey104 Cochins R Us

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    all my hamburg hens have spurs
     
  10. lemurchaser

    lemurchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Spur buds don't mean anything, but I think both your white ones are sex-link roosters.
     

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