Rooster spurs and spur dots

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by hoping4eggs, Sep 18, 2008.

  1. hoping4eggs

    hoping4eggs In the Brooder

    Sep 1, 2008
    Where exactly can I find the spur dots on my babies? I thought I knew but when I look at the same spot on all the chickens, they all had it. So I am guessing I do not know what I am looking for after all. When will they be visible enough to distingish roos from hens? And do all Roos grow spurs? I thought I had 5 roos at I am thinking another one or 2 may be roos... I really need to know..the longer these guys hand around the harder it is to entertain the thoughts of getting rid of anyone. TIA
  2. ChickyPooh

    ChickyPooh Songster

    Jun 3, 2008
    South GA
    a little above the 4th toe ion the back of the leg you'll see a scale that looks bigger than the others and pokes out a little. You can't really tell by the spurs until they start laying/crowing. Some hens even have spurs too.
  3. spookykim

    spookykim Songster

    Jul 16, 2008
    I have yet to find a spur on my silkie roo and he is 1 he does have a larger scale on his legs but no sign of a spur

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