Are there any breeds thats roo looks/acts like a hen?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by missychicky, Jul 9, 2010.

  1. missychicky

    missychicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I thought I didn't have a roo until I took a close look at the yolk of my eggs and realized thay had the telltale bullzey. Are there any breeds of chicken that the roo doesn't have a spur? Any breeds that don't crow or act roosterly? I've looked over all my girls and I can't find any that look or act at all like a roo. Help? [​IMG]
     
  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    When you say "tell-tale bullseye" do you mean a little red dot? If so, that is sometimes called a meat spot. It doesn't mean you've got fertile eggs. It's just that sometimes, a little something may sluff off the hen's reproductive system, and the egg just forms around it. Some people do get grossed out by that, but even if you eat it, it's harmless.

    No sneaky rooster needed for that to happen! [​IMG]
     
  3. ThePolishPrincess

    ThePolishPrincess Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sometimes when we had times that there was no rooster in our group for over a month, I'd look at the eggs and still see a bullseye on a few of them. Some eggs just have them for no reason. It doesn't have to mean anything. [​IMG]
     
  4. missychicky

    missychicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wellthe thing is, I let my broody keep a couple of her eggs- and their developing. Weird.
     
  5. juliechick

    juliechick Transplanted Hillbilly

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    Well, if they are developing, then you have a rooster. Do you have any pictures of your flock?
     
  6. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    I believe the OP was referring to the white bulls-eye which develops from the white spot in the yolk. Since I'm now able to see them, I know what to look for... but until I saw photos of 'em, had no clue.

    For the OP: if'n those eggs are developing, you've got a roo either hidden in your flock or visiting when you're not looking!

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  7. willkatdawson

    willkatdawson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Take some pictures of your flock and upload them. We'll help you find the sneeky boy. You gotta give it to him for flying under the radar for so long.
     
  8. sloallie10

    sloallie10 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sneeky!
     
  9. Cloverleaf Farm

    Cloverleaf Farm Bearded Birds are Best

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    I agree we need pics!! Oh, and it could be your easter egger, since they have a pea comb, it would be harder to tell roo from hen...
     
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  10. missychicky

    missychicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    here's some pics

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