A Falsely Accused and Harshly Maligned Rooster

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by joebryant, Feb 5, 2009.

  1. joebryant

    joebryant Overrun With Chickens

    My boy IS DOING IT RIGHT and has been all along. I AM getting fertilized eggs and have been all this time that I've been calling him names, threatening to throw him in a pot, and suspecting him of being gay. Mea culpa! Mea culpa! Mea Culpa!
    Miss Prissy was right. I was looking at the spot on the yolk wrong, thinking that the "donut" proof of fertilized eggs should be bigger, like at least a very obvious fourth-of-an-inch ring.
    I was just now reading another post and opened this URL, https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=16008 , that shows a MUCH smaller, less conspicuous donut, much unlike the one I saw on another post several months ago.
    Miss Prissy, bless her little pointed head, told me last week that she suspected that I didn't know what I was looking for, and SHE WAS RIGHT.
     
    Last edited: Feb 5, 2009
  2. Kesta

    Kesta Pie Crust Malfunction

    Jul 31, 2008
    houston tx
    like it is said not so great brains dont believe what a woman says!
     
  3. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Glad he didn't have to resort to the blue pill.

    Imp
     
  4. joebryant

    joebryant Overrun With Chickens

    Ya wanna hear sumthin really stupid?
    I used to think that the two white cords that keep the yolk suspended in the middle of the eggshell before it's cracked was semen from the rooster. All my life, any time that I was cooking the egg (not very often), I'd take a spoon and take those white blobs out of the skillet. I didn't know better until about eight months ago when I began reading books about raising chickens.
     
  5. skeeter9

    skeeter9 Chillin' With My Peeps

    For crying out loud! It's a good thing there are women around to keep you from hurting yourself! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    So, did you go out and apologize to your roo? [​IMG]
     
  6. joebryant

    joebryant Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:Nah, when I see him this morning I'll give him a high five.
     

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