Do males and females both have the start of a spur?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by CGilbert, Feb 23, 2016.

  1. CGilbert

    CGilbert Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So, i know, other than vent sexing, there's no way to sex day old chicks (with the exception of auto sexing breeds or sex linked). But i noticed what looks like the start to a spur on my new little baby. Is that an indication?

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  2. sarahandjay

    sarahandjay Chillin' With My Peeps

    As far as I have been told both male and females have those so not an indicator to sex. First sign will be comb and wattles growth as well as the redness. Roos will grow out their combs and turn redder faster then the pullets.
     
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    Chicken Girl1 Loving the Autumn Weather Premium Member

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  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Nope, both genders get spur buds. Some hens even grow some wicked sharp spurs. Your best bet for sexing is comb size and color around 6ish weeks.
     
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  6. RodNTN

    RodNTN Following Jesus

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    Yes, both hens and roosters have spur buds. Roosters have larger and redder combs/wattles. My hen has very long spurs. Maybe because she's old . . .? [​IMG]
     

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