Bantam Roo needs to have spurs taken out????

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by greenhead, Feb 13, 2011.

  1. greenhead

    greenhead In the Brooder

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    My daughter has a BB red roo that has spurs about an 1 long. she has a show coming up and i need to remove them? never done this before so any help would be great. i have heard of a hot potato? please give step by step instructions. thank you so much!!
     
  2. Msbear

    Msbear Fancy Banties

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    I don't think you HAVE to remove them? not for showing anyway. If he's a bit dangerous, you can clip the end so it's not sharp.

    I have heard of old timers grabbing the spur and twisting it to remove the hard spur leaving behind a bloody stub in which a new spur will grow. ...sounds pretty harsh.. don't know if I would do it unless I had to for some reason...
     
  3. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Quote:Just clip the ends..

    Chris
     
  4. RAREROO

    RAREROO Crowing

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    Agreed, I just clip the sharp tips off like a fingernail and if I can find my big file steel file at the time I'll try to round the ends up but thats not needed really. But removing all together is not necessary.

    However I'm guessing your roo is an OE game bantam correct ? If so and it you havent already, their combs are supposed to be dubbed be be able to qualify for a show. I'm not sure if a local show or fair may let it slid or not but in real shows the roo with be DQed if he isnt dubbed.
     

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