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spur bump?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by bakinghomesteader, Mar 23, 2009.

  1. bakinghomesteader

    bakinghomesteader Out Of The Brooder

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    do both male and female have a tiny bump on the back of their legs down by their feet? Or is it just roos? Mine are a little over 2 weeks and I see some on some and I don't really see it on the ones that I got out of the pullet bin. [​IMG]
     
  2. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    They both have those little bumps on the inside of their legs. Won't see rooster spurs til 8 or 9 month or later.
     
  3. jossanne

    jossanne Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 11, 2008
    Gila, New Mexico
    Yes, both males and females have spur bumps. It's not a reliable indicator of gender. Cockerels take quite a bit of time before theirs turn into spurs. My 8 month old cockerel still only has 1/2 inch spurs on the backs of his legs.
     
  4. PQ

    PQ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some hens will even get spurs. I had some Old english get them it looks like extra sharp thorns. I even have a Polish that has fake spurs they look like pencil erasers.
     
  5. lisahaschickens

    lisahaschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 25, 2009
    Vancouver, WA
    lol! I just posted this exact same thing about 30 mins ago!

    I got all the same responses - the bumps are normal for girls and boys, so we're all good [​IMG]
     
  6. bakinghomesteader

    bakinghomesteader Out Of The Brooder

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    lol. Doh! Well, I just seemed to notice it more on the chicks that are getting combs and they are getting red/pink. One of them is still yellow and small in one of the same breed.
     

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