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Do all Roosters grow spurs?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by gachickeeper, Jul 16, 2008.

  1. gachickeeper

    gachickeeper Out Of The Brooder

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    When do they usually grow spurs.
     
  2. arlee453

    arlee453 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes, they all do grow spurs, but size can vary widely.

    They grow very gradually, and the rate varies too from roo to roo.
     
  3. lovemyflock

    lovemyflock Out Of The Brooder

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    I think i read that they usually get them at about 9 months or so.
     
  4. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes, they usually but not always grow spurs. In some breeds [Old English, Dutch & Sumatras to name 3] absence of spurs is a disqualification. While most males grow spurs as they mature individual specimens may not-true of any breed.
     
  5. gachickeeper

    gachickeeper Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok great info everyone! the picture on my avatar is of my 11 week old B.O rooster. He's the one I was wondering about. [​IMG]
     

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