Tiny bump on legs - roos?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by jimandcaitlin, Jan 21, 2015.

  1. jimandcaitlin

    jimandcaitlin Out Of The Brooder

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    My chicks are about 2 1/2 weeks old. I noticed when hold one of them that it has a tiny bump at the bottom of each leg, which I thought might be a sign of a spur and thus rooster, but then I noticed that they all seem to have the little bumps. Is that a normal part of chicken legs or are all my little chicks roosters?
     
  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Spur buds are present on both genders. Spurs in general are a poor way to tell gender as some males don't get decent spurs until after a year old. Some hens also grow wicked spurs.
    With young chicks, you're looking at comb development for the most part. Red color on the comb at 6 weeks says male. Leg thickness and in some breeds color pattern are other things to watch for.
     
  3. One Chick Two

    One Chick Two Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The tiny bumps are on all chickens. Some hens can get small spurs as well.
     
  4. jimandcaitlin

    jimandcaitlin Out Of The Brooder

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    That's good. I was getting concerned there for a moment. So I guess we are still several weeks away from making any educated guesses.
     
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  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    I agree.
     
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