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can you tell a cockeral by tiny spurs....

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chicksnducks, Jan 14, 2008.

  1. chicksnducks

    chicksnducks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My two week old chicks have little tiny spurs...does that mean they are Roo's???
    I have never heard of being able to tell by this method...it just seems too easy....
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Nope, they all have the bumps. Cockerels dont really grow actual spurs for many months.
     
  3. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Nope...pullets and cockerals both have those tiny little bumps......cockerals take months for theirs to mature, I know alot longer than it takes a pullet to lay an egg!!....
     
  4. chicksnducks

    chicksnducks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks so much for the fast answers....You guys are so great and I have learned sooooooooo much from you all! (especially how to get so hooked on Chickens!!!)
    here's one of my newest babies named Elf
    [​IMG]
    this egg came from Charlotte at Elves Christmas tree farm in Denison TX.
     
  5. tx_dane_mom

    tx_dane_mom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What kind of chick is Elf? I can only see his body...not his head... Very cute though [​IMG]
    Kristi
     
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    tx_dane_mom refresh your page and the pic will shrink up so you can see the little cutie
     
  7. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

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    Speckeldhen-Great tip. I never knew this either! [​IMG]
     
  8. chicksnducks

    chicksnducks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    he came from an austrolop or rir rooster...they had various hens....
     
  9. Jayare's Chicks

    Jayare's Chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What color are it's feet? Australorps have black legs. But since it is a mix that may not mean anything.

    Cute chick though....[​IMG]

    Jayare
     
  10. chicksnducks

    chicksnducks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Elf 's legs are dark and he has 4 toes...seems to be feathering out gray...I will take a new pic of him since he is now almost two weeks...I will try and post it tomorrow...
    thanks.....
     

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