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

Chickadee707

In the Brooder
7 Years
May 15, 2012
33
1
26
Petaluma, CA
This is my rooster, O.P.




Here's a pic of his spurs




I dont really know how old he is. He was given to me from a friend of a friend.
 

sourland

Broody Magician
Premium Feather Member
11 Years
May 3, 2009
103,005
234,884
1,887
New Jersey
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.
 

Chickadee707

In the Brooder
7 Years
May 15, 2012
33
1
26
Petaluma, CA
He roams my ranch like a dog
I don't know what breed he is, but he's definitely pretty. Do they become infertile after so many years?
 

Amarisus

Songster
9 Years
May 14, 2011
422
35
166
Fallbrook CA
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!
 

anderson8505

Peace, Love & Happy Chickens
8 Years
Jun 1, 2011
2,837
25
186
Wesley Chapel, Florida
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!
 

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