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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by seminolewind, Jan 1, 2008.
Are spur bumps an accurate way to sex, or do both genders have them ?
both genders seem to have them. Allthough on all the chicks ive hade the males seem to have what looks almost like another bump on the spur bump. IDK if its just me but i think its an almost accurate way to sex.
Some hens even develop spurs.
that also true
With my silkies it has been 100% accurate I have them sexed before 2 weeks - I always thought the only reason people say silkies are hard to sex is so they can dump their extra roosters at a higher price ...
Silkie Hens do sometimes I have been told grow them but it appears on my experince to be rare -
One of my Blue Orp pullets has spurs-not big ones, but like pencil erasers.
Quote:My silkies are 5 weeks old and I checked and there are no spur bumps. Is this a joke?
I have a hen that I got today and noticed she has a spur on one side and am assuming the other one broke off. She is supposedly a year to a year and a half. Will the side w/ no spur grow back or not? My other hens that I have don't have spurs. Are spurs specific to a certain breed(s)? If so what breed(s) do hens develop/get spurs?
All of my Polish chicks have had spur bumps. All of my hens over 2 years old also develop spurs even though they are small. I don't know if it is just the genetics within my flock or common among standard Polish.