Okay, so I've been told several different
names for the rooster's "spikes", which ofcourse
by my own admission was wrong, but I think got
the "point" across. Talons and spurs have been
sent my way as the correct terms for these items
on a rooster's legs. Thanks for the clarification.
Still, I don't want to come in close contact with any
spurs, talons or spikes...ouch!