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?

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  2. lleighmay

    lleighmay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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!

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    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

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    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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