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Double/Triple spurs on a rooster

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by NaefNaests, Nov 21, 2013.

  1. NaefNaests

    NaefNaests Out Of The Brooder

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    This picture is from websurfing so it's not mine but I "think" I see three spurs on this bird. Besides the Sumatra what other breed with throw out spurs like this.
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    Genetic gurus welcome.
     
    Last edited: Nov 21, 2013
  2. cubakid

    cubakid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cubalaya, Ko Shamo, and I've heard of some American Games having them.
     
  3. TxFlowers

    TxFlowers Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have a 5 month old Swedish Flower cockerel
    that is developing triple spurs.
     
  4. NaefNaests

    NaefNaests Out Of The Brooder

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    May I see a picture of him?
     
  5. TxFlowers

    TxFlowers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One leg has two spurs coming up and the other has 3. Had never seen anything like this before him. Had planned in keeping him for breeding and was just out looking at him last week and realized his spurs looked odd. Unfortunately this is what I discovered.
     
  6. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    Alright that is really cool as I haven't seen this before ......

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  7. NaefNaests

    NaefNaests Out Of The Brooder

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    Unfortunately??? Do you plan on not keeping him?
     
  8. TxFlowers

    TxFlowers Chillin' With My Peeps

    Well I have to figure the tendency to develop these extra spurs would be inheritable and although it's interesting, it's not something I would want to have in my stock. At least with some breeds that you mentioned at the beginning of this thread, it is known to occur from time to time so it may be accepted in breeding stock. I don't know that for sure in these other breeds but with Swedish flower hens, this is apparently very unusual.
     
  9. Lana Del Pollo

    Lana Del Pollo Out Of The Brooder

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    My Swedish flower hen roo from greenfire has a double spur.
     

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