Spur Bumps on Chicks: Roosters?? Photo included...

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by spacecowgirl, Mar 26, 2012.

  1. spacecowgirl

    spacecowgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have three new chicks that are only three weeks old, one Leghorn and two Easter Eggers. I have just noticed that they all have teeny tiny little spur bumps!!! I was hoping for hens, as I don't want to have to go through the trouble of re-homing cockerels...one of the Easter Eggers is way smaller than the other, so I thought (it) might be a hen, but I just don't know...

    Do pullets start out with spur bumps at a very young age sometimes, or should I go ahead and start thinking about getting some new chicks? [​IMG]

    I'm hoping someone tells me I still have a chance; I already have a rooster and that's the most we can accommodate..[​IMG]

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  2. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    all chicks have them and some hens even develop spurs...you have any pics of the chicks you could post with comb shots?
     
  3. spacecowgirl

    spacecowgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sure thing...here's the Leghorn. I got the one of the smallest one out of the hatch hoping for hen:
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    Here's the bigger of the two EE's, sorry such a bad photo but it's hard photographing chickens...he was just poking his head out, this is the one I think is a cockerel because he also already has a much bigger tail.
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    And this is the smaller EE. I just have a feeling it's a girl...
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    Thanks for any and all of your help!!! [​IMG]
     

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