When do roosters get their spurs?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Chicken Little-er, Jul 22, 2011.

  1. Chicken Little-er

    Chicken Little-er Out Of The Brooder

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    We have an 8 week old supposed Golden Laced Wyandotte -- with quite a large rose comb and a small emerging wattle -- so I've been thinking it's a rooster. But there's no sign of rooster behavior and no sign of spurs -- when do they start to come in? I'm kind of hoping we're wrong and that it's a pullet after all.
     
  2. Orpimom

    Orpimom Out Of The Brooder

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    The spurs will usually be prominent around 6 mos old.Around 4 mos you may start seeing lil 'bumps'.I have an 8 mos old SLW roo that has absolutely no spurs yet,just a lil bump.
     
  3. Chicken Little-er

    Chicken Little-er Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks! When did he start to get his comb and wattles and generally start acting like a roo?
     
  4. Orpimom

    Orpimom Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:His comb and wattles came in kinda early,he didn't start acting manly though until he almost got his butt kicked by a guinea roo....lol...
     
  5. Chick1043

    Chick1043 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    On of my roosters spurs started coming in at 13 weeks, there was no signs on the other rooster. And for anyone who wants to know I know they are both roos because they both crow. :)
     
  6. earnhardtlvr

    earnhardtlvr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    here is a pic of my GLW roo...he was born April 4th.

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    Here he is in the middle.

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    Hope that helps! BTW, his name is Lil' Wayne and he is starting to "explore" the girls. [​IMG] Prob will have to re-home him.
     
  7. chickenhobby1

    chickenhobby1 Out Of The Brooder

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    Its off the suject but I have a roo that looks exactly like the chicken in the bottom pic posted. The chicken right above the 7-10-11. Mine is an EE,.
     
  8. earnhardtlvr

    earnhardtlvr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yup...the one u r talking about is my EE roo. [​IMG] Can;t have roo's, so gotta find him a new home. I can't do the freezer camp thing!
     
  9. Tameieio

    Tameieio New Egg

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    Hello everyone, I'm new to the chicken raising hobby and new to these forums. I just bought a straight run of bantams about 3 weeks ago from out local feed supply. Lately I've been noticing that a few of the chicks look like they have 5 claws or spurs. I say claw because one of the claws looks more like its coming out of another claw. Could this be a spur? I also noticed that on the other foot there is only 4 claws/spurs. Could I have some kind of a deformed batch or is this the way a rooster starts to form? That odd looking spur/claw looks like its real flimsey and rubbery. I feel bad for them because it looks like they are almost walking on their own feet. There only about 3 and half weeks old.
     
  10. Nsampsel

    Nsampsel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This sounds like a couple may just have an extra toe if it's only 1 foot. If it's both feet & they have really dark legs & skin then you have silkies & they are supposed to have 5 toes.
     

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