CAn you tell where the spur grows>?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by gcwpapillon, Aug 14, 2007.

  1. gcwpapillon

    gcwpapillon Out Of The Brooder

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    We have 25 give or take 1 1/2 month old chicks, can u tell where the spur is?
     
  2. Frozen Feathers

    Frozen Feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This young it will appear as a little bump on the inside of the legs.
     
  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    The spurs will grow in later. They will be about 1/3 of the way up from the rear toe on the back insides of their legs. You should be able to see a round scale on that part of their legs now where spurs can grow in. Generally, roos get them and hens dont... but there are always exceptions.
     
  4. gcwpapillon

    gcwpapillon Out Of The Brooder

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    we have leghorns,and there all suppose to be hens, but the all have the bump on there legs, same with the cornish rocks [​IMG]
     
  5. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Oh, boys and girls will have the bumps. Male's generally that bump grows. Since you have leghorns, any roos will blare roo at you when they are 3 weeks old and have huge combs... seriously...

    As for the Cornish rocks, doesn't matter if they are girls or boys because those will go to butcher at 8 weeks or so anyways. You know that the Cornish rocks are meat birds right?
     
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  6. gcwpapillon

    gcwpapillon Out Of The Brooder

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    oh, thnx [​IMG] i think i got the idea.[​IMG]
     
  7. gcwpapillon

    gcwpapillon Out Of The Brooder

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    Grr:mad:, so i guess i'll just have to wait and see:(
     
  8. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

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    Here's a pic of the beginning spurs on our Black Tailed Buff Jap cockeral (13 weeks old)....

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    Our Silver Spangled Hamburg cockeral (13 weeks) is also showing signs of his.

    Hope this helps!
     
  9. gcwpapillon

    gcwpapillon Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanx:D
     
  10. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

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    You're Welcome!!! [​IMG]

    I've had chickens before (about 20 years ago) but this was my first time with day-old so I'm taking pix of every little change I see...poor birds are getting fed up and run when they see me coming with the camera now. [​IMG]
     

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