Will he ever get SPURS??

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by R.M. Hens, Jun 9, 2011.

  1. R.M. Hens

    R.M. Hens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is Ruben our 13 week old rooster. (He is a rooster right? [​IMG]) His sister Polly is right below him in the picture.
    Ruben does not have spurs yet. When will he get them?
    Also, he doesn't really act like a rooster toward my big girls. The big girls definitely wear the pants in the flock. Will this change or will he continue to act like he is scared of them? He did perk up a bit when I let my 10 8 week old pullets in with the big girls.

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  2. MareeZoCool

    MareeZoCool Chillin' With My Peeps

    Has Rueben been crowing? My roo likes to stand by & act cool, while watching the hens and making porno- rooster comments.( grunts, gurgles, and groans.[​IMG]
     
  3. mississippifarmboy

    mississippifarmboy collects slightly damaged strays

    Spur growth depends on breed and age. Most of our heritage breeds start getting spur bumps at around 6 months and true spurs around a year or so of age.
     
  4. Desert Rooster

    Desert Rooster El Gallo Del Desierto

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    I have a roo that looks like yours, and still no spurs and no crow
     
  5. R.M. Hens

    R.M. Hens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Not crowing yet. But he made those noises when I let the 10 babies in the chicken yard for the first time. I thought for sure he would crow but nope nothing. [​IMG]

    Other than that no other signs at all, other than his obvious good looks. [​IMG]
     
  6. columbiacritter

    columbiacritter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My cochin didn't crow until he was over a year old. I offed him when he was almost two and he still just had nubby spurs.
     
  7. Blue

    Blue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Most of our roosters didn't start to really grow spurs until they were close to a year old.
     
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