Rooster losing his spurs naturally?

LadyMaryChicken

In the Brooder
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Aug 2, 2013
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We have a rooster who had spurs....and now he doesn't. They look like little nubbins now, and I have no idea why! He is the beta rooster and a rather nasty tempered fellow. I was seriously considering culling him until I noticed that he no longer has spurs. (I haven't done a thing to them.)

Do roosters shed or lose their spurs ever, naturally?
 

forgetful

Songster
6 Years
Mar 30, 2013
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I imagine if they get too long they can snag and break off. That's most likely what happened. They will slowly grow back.
 

flydutch

In the Brooder
5 Years
Aug 14, 2014
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We have a rooster who had spurs....and now he doesn't. They look like little nubbins now, and I have no idea why! He is the beta rooster and a rather nasty tempered fellow. I was seriously considering culling him until I noticed that he no longer has spurs. (I haven't done a thing to them.)

Do roosters shed or lose their spurs ever, naturally?
Our rooster has had the same thing happen. He did have quite long spurs. Glad they are gone!
 

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