Do Roosters of all breeds have the spur on the leg?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by momofchicks, Apr 26, 2008.

  1. momofchicks

    momofchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, I have 3 breeds of chicks, EE's, RIR's and a Dominique. Do all roosters get the leg spur or only certain breeds?
     
  2. cheeptrick

    cheeptrick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] I think all roo's have them..

    But don't be fooled hens have what appears to be a BUMP where the spur would grow on a rooster.

    You can use a dremel drill to trim off the spur...
    IF you can catch him! LOL
     
  3. Red

    Red Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, i *think* all breeds have spurs...

    All chickens have the little bumps on the back of their legs as chicks, it's only when they're older that the spurs grow on the boys. Not sure what age though...
     
  4. fancyfowl4ever

    fancyfowl4ever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hens can grow spurs too, but they are mostly not as massive as those of the roos.

    We acctually had a girl enter 16, 3 yr old isabrown hens(8 pairs) because she thought the ones with spurs were roosters, was funny when the judge told her they are all hens........
     
  5. Red

    Red Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow i didn't know that! [​IMG]
     
  6. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    Cubalaya do not usually have spurs, just small bumps if anything at all.
     
  7. tigger65

    tigger65 Out Of The Brooder

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    ok,,,,so IF it's a rooster it WILL have spurs ?? is this correct ?
     
  8. ella

    ella Chillin' With My Peeps

    If it's old enough (and not Cubalaya apparently [​IMG]).

    Keep in mind it's the LAST male characteristic to show up, months after male feathering, crowing, mating etc. [​IMG]
     
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