bumps on inside of leg = spur?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by opihiman911, Feb 20, 2009.

  1. opihiman911

    opihiman911 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got 4 barnyard mix chicks about 3 months ago. I know one of them is definately a roo as he is bigger then the rest and already has spurs growing & has bigger wattle and comb then its siblings. I looked at the other 3 and they all too now have a little bump where the spur would be. I looked at my adult RIR and austrolorp hens and they don't have any bump on the inside of their legs.

    If there a bump growing where the spur should be then are they definately roos? I hope not!! If so what are the chances of picking 4 random chicks from 50 or so and have them all be roos???

    Cory
     
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Some hens have spur bumps too. They just never develop into full blown spurs.
    At 3 months old it should be easy to tell your cockerels from your pullets. Post some pics! [​IMG]
     
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  3. CindyS

    CindyS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree with gritsar, by 3 months it should be quite easy to tell.
     
  4. opihiman911

    opihiman911 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm thinking the black one in the front is a roo, the one in the back is a hen
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    On the right hen, left is roo
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    Couldn't get all 3 in the same pic, but I'm sure the third one is a girl

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  5. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    I agree. Black one in the front (1st pic) cockerel.
    (2nd pic) cockerel on the left, pullet on the right.
     

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