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Rooster spurs...

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by turtlynne, Feb 14, 2010.

  1. turtlynne

    turtlynne Out Of The Brooder

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    Do ALL roosters have spurs? or do some breeds not?
     
  2. ella

    ella Chillin' With My Peeps

    Far as I know all roosters have spurs and so do some hens. Some breeds have multiple spurs, but I haven't heard of any breeds who don't have any.

    Spurs are the last thing to develop on a male, far after crowing and shiny rooster feathers show up. [​IMG]
     
  3. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    Quote:All roosters have spurs.
     
  4. pringle

    pringle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep they all roos have spurs somelike sumatras have multiple ones too.If you want them off Ive heard of the "baked potatoe method"look it up.
     
  5. turtlynne

    turtlynne Out Of The Brooder

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    My roos spurs are little 1/2 or less inch nubs with no claw per se...he is very non agressive, sweet to his 'girls' - i wondered if he would pass this trait on (I never did anything to them - he is 9 mos old now)
     
  6. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:You don't mention the breed, but my brahma roo had next to nothing for spurs until he was around 18 months old. I was beginning to wonder if he was ever going to get them.
     

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