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When will my rooster start to grow spurs?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Wjeffgriggs, Aug 31, 2011.

  1. Wjeffgriggs

    Wjeffgriggs Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a 4 month old rooster that is a mix between a frizzle and a silkie but it looks like a polish. He is 4 months old. Should it have signs of spurs coiming in by now?
     
  2. hcppam

    hcppam Chillin' With My Peeps

    If you feel the back of his legs you will feel the bump, it takes a while. [​IMG]
     
  3. Gypsy07

    Gypsy07 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have roos that are 7 months old and they haven't really got noticeable spurs yet. With mine it's usually been a year till you can see them properly...
     
  4. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Most breeds don't get spurs at least an inch long until they're 1 year old, and at 2 years the spur will measure around 2 inches. It varies, but don't count on seeing much until the 12 month mark.
     
  5. Wjeffgriggs

    Wjeffgriggs Out Of The Brooder

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    I was a bit worried that it is not a rooster because it has not even crowed yet. The lady that sold it was very knowledgeable so I want to trust her opinion. It has not laid a egg yet so that is good. Is there anything else that can be used to identify the sex? Here is a picture

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  6. Patricia Jane

    Patricia Jane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry, can't help you on sex but wanted to say what a cool looking chicken and [​IMG]. Have fun and enjoy
     
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  7. navasima

    navasima Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awesome looking bird![​IMG]
     
  8. stcroixusvi

    stcroixusvi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Definitely roo - Polish mix, maybe. I have three Polish roos, and only two of them crow. None of them have spurs, and they are over 16 weeks. The third one opens his mouth and nothing comes out. [​IMG]

    Yours has hackle feathers around the neck - visible in the pic, and probably has saddle feathers by the tail. They droop elegantly.
     
  9. wolftracks

    wolftracks Spam Hunter

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    Polish are some of my all time favorites. He's beautiful and ya, definately a roo.

    Can I have him? LOL
     

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