do cochins have spurs

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by LCwilson, Dec 31, 2009.

  1. LCwilson

    LCwilson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i know silkies dont. but im not sure about cochins. ive never seen them but maybe there so fluffy u cant see them. not sure. dumb question i know but just curious.
     
  2. fancbrd4me02

    fancbrd4me02 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mine have wicked little sharp ones that are curved.
     
  3. LCwilson

    LCwilson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok thanks.
     
  4. Funky Feathers

    Funky Feathers former Fattie

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    Umm, I have a Silkie Roo that does have spurs, about an inch long but rounded ends, not pointy or sharp. Is that a DQ? [​IMG]
     
  5. geebs

    geebs Lovin' the Lowriders!

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    My cochins do NOT have spurs of any kind... They are lovely blue and fluffy w/o any "mean bones" [​IMG]
     
  6. Boggy Bottom Bantams

    Boggy Bottom Bantams Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:No it's not a DQ (pointed or rounded), all roosters have spurs if you give them time enough to grow some. I have never heard of a spurless breed, if there is such a thing, I sure would like to hear about it!
     
  7. PaulaJoAnne

    PaulaJoAnne Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our cochin roo is getting his spurs. He is 1 year old, and they are still small, but one can certainly see that they will be impressive someday!
     
  8. LCwilson

    LCwilson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have never seen a purebred silkie rooster with spurs. if you have one that is FULL BLOODED SILKIE let me know. i have one and hes i think 3-5 years old and he doesnt have any spurs. doesnt even look like he will be getting them. correct me if im wrong. thanks. cole.
     
  9. Boggy Bottom Bantams

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    Quote:All my breeder quality silkies have spurs, they are just hid in all the foot fuz. You have to actually catch them and feel for them, but they are there.
     
  10. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    ALL my silkie males and cochin males have had spurs. They usually develop sometime after the bird's first birthday, although you may see them starting to grow a bit before that. I generally remove about 2" spurs from each cock annually; a few grow their spurs faster than that.

    Some have cylindrical spurs with pointy tips, some have blade shaped spurs with sharp tips; some are entirely rounded. I have had a couple whose spurs grow in circles.

    If the spur is broken off it will sometimes not regrow.
     

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