Do little knots mean roos...

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by texaschickmama, Feb 16, 2009.

  1. texaschickmama

    texaschickmama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 19, 2007
    Poolville, TX
    I bought 3 chicks that are probably 2+wks. After getting home and carefully examing them I see knots on all of them where spurs would be................. [​IMG] Does this mean they are all roos?

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    These are the chicks I'm talking about. That last one might be a frizzle. No feathers on legs, so not sure exactly what it is. Look at that beak, looks like a turkey, bless it's little heart. The first one has blue legs.
     
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  2. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    All chickens will develop those little knots at some point.

    I never go by the spur method as I have hens with spurs. It is too unreliable.
     
  3. texaschickmama

    texaschickmama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 19, 2007
    Poolville, TX
    Thank you, thank you, thank you. I was hoping for at least one pullet out of three.
     
  4. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    pullets can also have lil spurs, but not as prominant. The top one does look rooish, but it is so early. I am amazed.
     
  5. chickenlady

    chickenlady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 28, 2007
    Stillwater, NJ
    No, that does not mean roos. Most chicks will have them. I would post a pic in about 2-3 more weeks and we can help you identify them. However, if I had to guess right now at 2 weeks old, I would say the top one is a roo and the bottom one a pullet. Again, just a guess.
     
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    One of my Blue Orp hens had spurs, like pencil erasers, LOL. Both sexes have those bumps.
     
  7. texaschickmama

    texaschickmama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 19, 2007
    Poolville, TX
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    This is the other one. Is this a blue cochin or a black cochin?

    This is my "lap chicken", such a love. I think it's a roo, [​IMG]
     
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  8. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    blue cochin
     
  9. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    [​IMG] nice full foot feathering on this one and nice yellow feet [​IMG]
     
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  10. texaschickmama

    texaschickmama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 19, 2007
    Poolville, TX
    So if you breed blue roo with black hen you could get black and blue?
     

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