Hen w/ Spurs Pic

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ForkCity, Mar 4, 2009.

  1. ForkCity

    ForkCity Out Of The Brooder

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    Here's a picture of my hen's spurs...



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  2. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
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    Hens can grow spurs, it is not uncommon.
     
  3. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    Do you have a photo of her head? Maybe it's not really a hen?
     
  4. ForkCity

    ForkCity Out Of The Brooder

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    My avatar is her head.. She is a hen. I know a hen when I see one. And I also know they can grow spurs..
     
  5. lowcountrypoultry

    lowcountrypoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    I didn't know they could grow them..

    Guess you learn something new everyday.
     
  6. sandypaws

    sandypaws Chillin' With My Peeps

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    there is a thread over on the "feed"... we were talking about hens with spurs... i got to get a picture of mine too...
    my andalusians HENS have the begining of spurs like that,, and i am gonna check my OEG hens too...
    got to get pictures... got to get pictures...

    thanks for sharing!!!
     
  7. Master S.M.C

    Master S.M.C Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hens grow spurs when roos aren't present in order to show dominance.
     
  8. Gazinga

    Gazinga Chook Norris

    Quote:whoa....relax......
     
  9. Blackbird

    Blackbird Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 31, 2009
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    Well I'm glad the ladies grow some gear to protect themselves XD

    My two German Spitzhauben hens have spurs, only one each though. I also have a few roosters, so do you think genetics could have something to do with it, or just a tom-hen? [​IMG]
     
  10. nzpouter

    nzpouter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A lot of asiatic game hens grow spurs..
     

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