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    Question Spur Speculations

    I was noticing that two of my broodcocks (Kelso, and a Blue) had thinner/slimmer spurs that all of the other cocks and stags.
    Another thing is the thicker spur fowl, i saw friends Sweater cock with some fat/thick spurs. Also, i have noticed that some rooster's spurs will grow straight, others upwards, and others downwards. Is there a certain reason for these spur differences, or is their any superstitions going because of this?

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    Re: Spur Speculations

    Bump. I need an answer for this as well in a way. I got birds with normal sized (circumference) spurs then I have one white kelso that has nearly 3x the size of their spurs in thickness. A fellow cocker I help tells me it means nothing. Okay.. so what causes it? Genetics, too much supplement? It doesn’t look comfortable to him as it seems like it’s “busting” through like a cucumber in a virgin. If that helps visualize what I feel is the pain he could be having in his shanks.
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    Re: Spur Speculations

    Some of the old timers say choose you weapon by the spur if it curve that gaff should to if its straight use straight

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    Re: Spur Speculations

    Spurs growing down is usually from asil influence.

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    Re: Spur Speculations

    Being put on a tie cord before there ready will do the same not saying that is the case

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    Re: Spur Speculations

    Spur thickness is generally genetic, nothing painful about it, just get the gaffs with the bigger hub.

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    Re: Spur Speculations

    Quote Originally Posted by RedAngus View Post
    Spur thickness is generally genetic, nothing painful about it, just get the gaffs with the bigger hub.
    Thank you. He’s also very flighty, not sure if I even want to put him in the pit. Just noticed the spur today.

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    Re: Spur Speculations

    I preferred the thicker spurs but most are in between that and thin. I did have some solid birds with thin spurs, took abt 3, 3.5 to 4 turns of moleskin bc the Alan Ray Death Rays were always half inch sockets. It has nothing to do with their performance IMO. I have some stag nows that their spur base is almost as wide as the shank and some veteran cocks that wont ever come close to that.
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    Re: Spur Speculations

    What we have noticed on our fowl is that the birds with keener spurs are speed fowl and the birds with fat spurs are power fowl but we do have some with big at the base and keener at tip they seem to have it all and this is before we trim the first time we keep a record of them

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    Re: Spur Speculations

    All i am concerned about is how high the spur is from the prop toe then i know how good of a cutter that bird is

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    My answer to the Why? The same reason why everyone’s hands are different. The Lord Jesus made us all unique

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