Question- When do spurs come in?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by rebecca10782, Jun 6, 2008.

  1. rebecca10782

    rebecca10782 Songster

    Apr 24, 2008
    When do spurs usually start to show? And how can you tell there sex by there tail feathers?
  2. Jennyhaschicks

    Jennyhaschicks Songster

    May 3, 2008
    I was wondering about the spurs as well.
  3. Oblio13

    Oblio13 Songster

    Jan 26, 2008
    New Hampshire
    Quote:Their, there, they're.

    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.
  4. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    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.
  5. littlelemon

    littlelemon Songster

    Mar 15, 2007
    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:

    Last edited: Jun 7, 2008

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