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Can you tell a rooster's age from spur size?

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by Chickadee707, May 18, 2012.

  1. Chickadee707

    Chickadee707 Out Of The Brooder

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    This is my rooster, O.P.

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    Here's a pic of his spurs
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    I dont really know how old he is. He was given to me from a friend of a friend.
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    He's seen a few sunrises. Definately mature, but in apparently great condition. Nice shine to his feathers and a clear bright eye - he'll get the job done for you.
     
  3. Chickadee707

    Chickadee707 Out Of The Brooder

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    He roams my ranch like a dog [​IMG] I don't know what breed he is, but he's definitely pretty. Do they become infertile after so many years?
     
  4. Amarisus

    Amarisus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know if they become infertile but I've heard when they get older they become less fertile. I don't know if thats true or not. either way he sure is pretty and those are some massive spurs!
     
  5. anderson8505

    anderson8505 Peace, Love & Happy Chickens

    If the large spurs become a problem they can be trimmed or removed. Look for info on BYC or other Internet sources for instructions. He's a pretty fella. Mature roosters are a thing of beauty!
     
  6. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    He could be Stan's Great, Great, Grandfather.


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  7. Steve81

    Steve81 New Egg

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    He looks just like my Black Australorp rooster
     

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