Hen with spurs

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A picture would be helpful. How old is she? I have a 3-4 yr old Wyandotte who has spurs, they are not very large though. What breed is she?
She is a 3 year old red sex link.
 

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Angel07

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I do not have roosters. That is very interesting! I never thought she was the alpha either! Thanks!
Just a thought. We had one this year. We were hoping to experiment with her and see how close to rooster like behavior while still laying but sadly she got too close to the goose nest and the ganders dragged her in the water.
 
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Spurs are normal, even in a flock with roosters. Hen spurs are definitely genetic, for example, Ancona hens commonly have spurs. Spurs are controlled more by genetics than dominance though it might have a factor.
Thanks! I just wanted to make sure nothing was wrong so this is very reassuring. :)
 

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