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Pullets with Spur Nubbs?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Bleenie, Dec 22, 2010.

  1. Bleenie

    Bleenie Wyan-DO's

    Okay so it's been Quite a while since I have had layer breed chicks and these particular ones are mixed breed (BA/Ameracauna i think). They are all about 6weeks old right now. I was pulling out the ones that I don't need & am going to give away and noticed that they all have small little spur nubbs, they were sold as sexed Pullets. there is one that I suspect to be a Roo though but I plan to keep him since I want 1 rooster.

    I just don't wanna put an ad up saying "Free Pullets" when they may be roosters... that wouldn't be such an awesome Christmas present!! lol.

    So is it normal?


  2. lleighmay

    lleighmay Songster

    May 21, 2008
    Woodlawn, VA
    All my pullets had spur nubs from an early age and I have one two year old hen with spurs longer than my roo's. They're not really an indication of sex. Pretty birds BTW.
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    Yes, pullets can have little spur nubs. Some breeds will have more than others. From your pic, no one stands out screaming "roo!'.
  4. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

    Jan 30, 2007
    These all look like pullets to me. Pullets get those little nubs just like cockerels do. Cockerels don't start showing real spurs for 6 to 8 months or longer.
  5. Bleenie

    Bleenie Wyan-DO's

    Thanks everyone, big relief for me and i am sure for whoever is going to get them too! [​IMG] my BW's, RIR's & BR's don't have any nubbs at all so maybe it's just a breed thing with the black ones?

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