Spur buds

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by JakRat, Aug 10, 2011.

  1. JakRat

    JakRat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2009
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    All my birds have the little bumps on the backs of their legs. Does this mean that they are all roosters???
     
  2. Time-Out

    Time-Out Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, I asked this not that long ago. Different breeds have the little lumps.
     
  3. JakRat

    JakRat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2009
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    Quote:Whew! I got nervous when I saw a previous post. I keep getting conflicting info so I thought I would ask.
     
  4. dianaross77

    dianaross77 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 10, 2010
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    Never fear. All my hens had spur buds when they were babies and still do. They just didn't grow into spurs.
     
  5. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    Actually, some hens DO grow spurs - I have a good friend with a hen with some honkin' spurs...I'm not talking 'bout buds, either - real, full-length, SHARP ones.
     
  6. RedDrgn

    RedDrgn Anachronistic Anomaly

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    Quote:So glad I came across this because I just noticed spur buds on my 5 week old dom and was wondering. [​IMG]
     
  7. itsy

    itsy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yah, I had to go to the doc and get a shot after a puncture wound from a 3 year old Rhode Island Red female's spur went into my thumb. It was just as long and sharp as a rooster spur.
     
  8. Sphinx

    Sphinx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some hens have actual spurs, some have just buds, but what about one of each?

    So how is this for weird?

    Last night I noticed my hen has a definite spur type thing on one leg, and a very tiny bud on the other.

    I posted about it in the chicken behavior board, but nobody was interested. I thought it was weird.
     

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