Pullets or Roos?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by 6hotchicks, Aug 8, 2009.

  1. 6hotchicks

    6hotchicks Hatching

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    Wondering out loud....our birds are about 17 weeks old, and wondering if hens have small (spurs) on the inside of their legs, or does that definitely mean they are roos?
    No other positive indicators either way...please help
     
  2. The Wolf Queen

    The Wolf Queen Songster

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    All chickens have small spir buds and it takes a while for real spurs to show up.
     
  3. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    Just like in the chat, yes. Pullets and hens can have spurs as large as a males'.

    Usually, they're smaller, but some grow to large sizes.
     
  4. nicalandia

    nicalandia Crowing

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    Quote:at 17 weeks old you should see larger combs, and saddle and sickle pointy shiny feathers...
     

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