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breeds lacking spurs?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ki4got, Aug 2, 2011.

  1. ki4got

    ki4got Hatch-a-Holic

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    I'm curious what breeds lack spurs in the roosters. I started wondering about this when reading about Cubalayas and wondered if other breeds are similarly spur-less.

    I'm still researching which breed(s) I want to go with for a dual-purpose bird.

    thanks for any input.

    Karen
     
  2. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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    I dunno! I thought all chickens had some sort of nubs. Maybe the Asiatic breeds?

    Hopefully someone better versed than I will chime in.
     
  3. farmerChef

    farmerChef Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've heard that some game breeds are multi-spurred, but bur i've never heard of spurless. Maybe you could post on the Cubalayas breed thread under breeds and showing.
     
  4. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Cubalayas do indeed have spurs, they just grow slower than most other breeds.


    Just about any Oriental Gamefowl or Gamefowl with an oriental type body have spurs that grow very slowly. I've got a Shamo who's over a year old now and his spurs are still tiny little round bumps.
     
  5. FrizzlesRule

    FrizzlesRule Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a two year old bantam Cochin roo, Spike that has no spurs, just little nubs. I've never had a rooster with no spurs or even just nubs. Spike is the only one.
     
  6. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:the only breed that is multi-spurred is the sumatra, that I know of.

    I have also never heard of a non spurred breed.
     
  7. ki4got

    ki4got Hatch-a-Holic

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    oh ok... on the ALBC website it says A distinctive trait of the Cubalaya is a lack of spurs, which was favored during the breedÂ’s development. This lack of spurs prevents young males from injuring one another during struggles for dominance.

    http://www.albc-usa.org/cpl/cubalaya.html

    if it's wrong someone needs to correct it LOL i was hoping there were other breeds too.
     
  8. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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    If you google cubulaya pictures, they clearly have nubbs.

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  9. ki4got

    ki4got Hatch-a-Holic

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    Quote:ok well nubs i can live with. LOL years ago i had a red roo that was just plain mean and would spur anyone he took a dislike to. I don't want that happenning again if i cn help it.
    otherwise all roos will end up in the crockpot sooner than later
     
  10. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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    A lack of spurs isn't going to prevent your roo from being a total @$$munch. Personality varies heavily from individual to individual, even within the breeds.

    I have three head roos and 30+ little roos right now. Buttholes go to freezer camp ASAP. I have only had one TRULY agressive roo--and his reign was short.
     

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