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I Heard Somewhere That Silkie Hens Don't Have Spurs?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by WildCochinReba, Jun 5, 2016.

  1. WildCochinReba

    WildCochinReba Chirping

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    But the males do, is that true?
     

  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Crowing

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    In general, yes. But sometimes roosters (regardless of breed) will never grow spurs. And sometimes hens (of any breed) will grow spurs. It's not a reliable way of determining gender.
     
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  3. WildCochinReba

    WildCochinReba Chirping

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    Oh okay, thanks!
     

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