Rooster spurs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by crooked stripe, Apr 26, 2008.

  1. crooked stripe

    crooked stripe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Would a 1 year old rooster have spurs that are 1/2"- to 3/4" long. I passed a sign at a local small farmers market that said free live roosters. I stopped to look and they where beautiful birds. By the looks of their feet and the size of the spurs they looked older to me. The lady had 2 hens and 11 roosters and had no idea what kind they where. I passed on the offer. I just can't imagine they didn't fight all the time. John
     
  2. chickenwoods

    chickenwoods Chillin' With My Peeps

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    1/2-3/4 inch spurs are nubs not really spurs:D yes sounds like less than a one year old bird to me! but ive only owned 3 roos

    The roo i have now is alittle over a year and his spurs are around 2" long and SHARP like razors!!, not like my other rooster who was 7 months old (RIP roo) [​IMG] his spurs were about 5/8 and rounded.
     
  3. crooked stripe

    crooked stripe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    WOW!!!
     
  4. CUDA

    CUDA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Breed has a lot to do with this, and this can be fudged too by twisting the spur off to make it look like a stag again. Some breeds get large spurs after a year or so, and others it can take 2 or more years to get long spurs. Typically, straight combed fowl get spurs quicker than pea combed fowl.
     
  5. crooked stripe

    crooked stripe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have never heard of the comb described like that. Please fill me in. John
     
  6. CUDA

    CUDA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Straight combed fowl typically mature faster than pea combed fowl.
     
  7. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    dreamgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My roo is just over a year and has 3/4 inch rounded spurs--thank goodness, b/c he recently started challenging everyone. He is a mixed breed with a single comb.
     
  9. claud

    claud Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My 11 month old roo has spurs about 3/4th in long. They are rounded, he is straight combed. He's a Marans.
     
  10. billyroo

    billyroo Out Of The Brooder

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    Our 14 month roo had nasty 1/2" spurs...started to bloodey up the hens....

    he now has rounded nubbies again.....

    Billyroo:D[​IMG]
     

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