What age do roosters spurs come in?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Jamin Mayer, Jul 11, 2010.

  1. Jamin Mayer

    Jamin Mayer Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a variety of 13 week old chickens. (We have 14 in all). I have no idea if I have on rooster in the bunch. By watching their behavior, I sort of think I have some (or one). But, I dunno... [​IMG]

    However, every chicken I have has a bump behind the leg, but none are growing out to make it difinitive as to who is the rooster. (And I understand the bump behind the leg is normal).

    When we bought the chicks I think 5 of them were straight run, so I had a 50% chance of getting a rooster with the 5 straight runs.

    I have searched the internet, but no specific time line for the spurs to be evident.

    Anyone know how many weeks spurs come out? [​IMG]
     
  2. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    first roosters and hens both can have spurs, more roosters than hens. as you see all have them, and some of my hens spurs are just as large as a rooster. age 3 to 6 months, lot other things to look for like tail feathers comb size and color. those will show first.

    At 13 weeks roosters should stand out by comb and feathers.........
     
  3. Liana

    Liana Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you can, post pictures over in the "What Breed or Gender" section. You should get some good answers there.
     
  4. Jamin Mayer

    Jamin Mayer Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Good info. That is helpful.
     
  5. Jamin Mayer

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    Quote:Thanks for that tip.
     
  6. eKo_birdies

    eKo_birdies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    also.. the body shape of roosters is completely different. they are much more "upright" and "leggier."
     

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