Hen with spurs??

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by TayFray!, Jun 3, 2011.

  1. TayFray!

    TayFray! Songster

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    I have had this chicken for a while now (over a year) and I have never noticed until now! she has full grown spurs!! Is this weird I am for sure it is a hen she does not crow and she lays eggs! What is this!!
     
  2. andrew6d9

    andrew6d9 Songster

    is she the alpha hen?
     
  3. TayFray!

    TayFray! Songster

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    no my other chicken is y??
     
  4. uncle rico

    uncle rico Songster

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    This is mainly a genetic thing. Some hens will grow tiny chocolate-chip spurs while others can grow sabres that rival the top roos. Its very rare though.
     

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