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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by rebecca10782, Jun 6, 2008.
When do spurs usually start to show? And how can you tell there sex by there tail feathers?
I was wondering about the spurs as well.
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Their tail feathers, there on the tail, they're longer on roosters.
Spurs will be just little nubs at six months and maybe an inch at a year old.
Quote:I didn't judge my roos simply by their tail feathers. That was just like a piece of the puzzle, if you know what I mean. The combs were darker, they had wattle development, the roos were slower to feather, esp. on their wing bows, and the tail feathers came to a definite point. All of that added up to roos. I was able to correctly identify my roos using that method @ 5 weeks old and promptly found homes for the extra roos.
You know, my rooster doesn't have spurs, and he is a year old! He is a White Rock, and here is a pic-just nubs where the spurs should be: