BLR Wyandotte & I guess all roos... when do they get spurs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ears73, Aug 26, 2008.

  1. ears73

    ears73 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hiya folks,

    I have a Jersey Giant roo and a BLR Wyandotte roo - both 16 weeks old. The JG has nubs of spurs coming out, like a little pencil eraser. The dotte has nothing.

    Is this normal? We are still deciding which roo to keep, and I am assuming that they will both get spurs and know how to use them... Neither of them is on the hens yet either...

    I have read JG's mature later because they are so big, but what about the BLR Wyandotte? Is he a late bloomer as well?
     
  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Some of my BLRWs who will be a year old in October barely have inch long spurs.
     
  3. ears73

    ears73 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Wow, cool - how many BLR roos do you have and are any aggressive? Are they very loud crowers? I really don't want to give ours up, but the likelyhood of the JG and him getting along well with 8 hens is doubtful... [​IMG]
     
  4. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Right now I've got 2 adult, 2 almost adult and a bunch of 2 month olds growing out. None are aggressive. They are loud crowers. Right now the older 4 are in a large run with 3 Marans and 1 Buff Orp roo and a bunch of hens. They have some little skirmishes, but I haven't seen any of them really fight with each other.
     
    Last edited: Aug 26, 2008

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