Spurs ?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by SkipHanson, Aug 31, 2010.

  1. SkipHanson

    SkipHanson New Egg

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    All,
    Hello. We recently hatched two chicks. One is a cross between a Poland and an Americana. We originally
    thought she was a she but today she started crowing...bummer. However, "she" does not have any spurs
    or any indication that "she" will have them. Our rooster (Poland) has very prominent spurs.

    My question is: Do all roosters have spurs ? I am assuming the answer is No but I am curious.

    Cheers,
    Skip
     
  2. VioletandBodie

    VioletandBodie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i herd people saying the roster crowed then layed an egg, so she could be a girl
     
  3. Mervin

    Mervin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've had roosters start crowing long before any spurs formed.
     
  4. CorporateGranola

    CorporateGranola Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've also heard that a dominant female will sometimes behave as if she was a roo. Never seen it myself, but that's what I hear from the interwebz.
     
  5. chickenlady08

    chickenlady08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Depends on the age of the chicks. My 2 month old roo crows but doesn't have his spurs yet. My 4 month EE/Delaware crows, but no spurs fully formed yet either. Maybe it depends on the breed of chicken. Oh and I definitley know they are roos because the older one Duke is mounting a few girls. Dexter the 2 month old is trying to but no luck yet.
     

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