spurs starting to grow at 8 weeks?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by happymorrows, Mar 1, 2011.

  1. happymorrows

    happymorrows Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have an 8 week old barred mutt with what looks like spur nubs. Do spurs start to grow this early? Does this mean it is definitely a cockerel?
     
  2. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    Spur nubs don't mean a thing. Pullet chicks and cockerel chicks will both have spur buds.
     
  3. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Cockerels do not start getting their spurs til 8 months of age, some breeds take longer. As stated all chicks have those nub buds.
     

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