are elongated eggs rooster?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by slewis, Jan 26, 2010.

  1. slewis

    slewis Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 24, 2009
    Kamas Utah
    for those of you who have hatched eggs, do you know if the elongated ones are roosters? I have heard that somewhere before.
    It is interesting, a friend and I are hatching eggs, all the elongated ones hatched before the more round ones.. just wondering if
    it was coinsidence, or what.
  2. Junkmanme

    Junkmanme Chillin' With My Peeps

    It IS a coincidence or what.
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Nope, not true; that's one of those old myths that never dies. I have a hen who always lays very rounded oval eggs and she throws 95% cockerels. The sex of the chick is determined before the shell is even formed on the egg and by the hen, not the male as it is in humans.

    Think about it. If it was true, then hatcheries would never hatch more males than they need and wouldnt dispose of millions a year.

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