rooster's??!!

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  1. rugerr1

    rugerr1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok my girls are between 15-20 weeks. ...roughly. But I was out there today an noticed spurs on one for sure possibly a 2nd one. My question is could it be possible that they are rooster's that have not crowed at this age? Or do some hens get spurs? They are NOT full blooded and have lived with a rooster for 4 month's and there is a rooster next door crowing, if that helps.
     
  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Dark Sider Premium Member

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    Some hens do get spurs. I have a barred rock hen that has one spur. Do you have any pictures of them? That would really help us tell if they might be roosters.
     
  3. sdm111

    sdm111 Overrun With Chickens

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    Yeah I have a hen with full size pointy spurs. Usually rounded saddle feathers are hens, pointy roosters.
     
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  4. rugerr1

    rugerr1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It will be a day or so before I can get some pictures but I will post asap! Thanks for the info I sure didn't want to get rid of them this close to egg laying
     
  5. newbie32

    newbie32 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Please don't laugh at me for asking but.....where exactly should I be looking at for saddle feather identification?
     
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    sdm111 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG]The feathers that grow on the back at the base of the tail. Kinda wrap around and down. Like in this pic between the wing and tail. No laughing we all learning.
     
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  7. Pyxis

    Pyxis Dark Sider Premium Member

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    Here's a really good picture of saddle feathers on my roo Honey:

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  8. newbie32

    newbie32 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh I am happy I asked! I have been looking at the tail feathers. They don't all look the same but that's where I have looked. Only 2 of the 5 I have are getting their combs in and just barely. So I thought looking at feathers would help. I will try again in the light of day to see if I can spot differences.
     
  9. rugerr1

    rugerr1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    rugerr1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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