Are these eggs fertile?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by lightchick, Sep 24, 2014.

  1. lightchick

    lightchick Overrun With Chickens

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    Are they fertile?
    These are the two yolks from the double yolker.
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    Does this look fertile to you?
    These are all of the same yolk.
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  2. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    They look fertile to me, but I have to admit I'm trying to look at that little spot on my phone, and squinting quite a bit :p
     
  3. lightchick

    lightchick Overrun With Chickens

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    OK. Well. The thing is that the eggs are from my 21 week old pullet and I don't have a rooster.
    Me and another BYC member both think that they look fertile, but the only rooster I have is only 12 weeks. Isn't he wayyyyy too young? He is crowing a bit.
     
  4. MeepBeep

    MeepBeep Chillin' With My Peeps


    No, he is not way too young, 12 weeks is on the early side of sexual maturity but not out of the question... Depending on his genetics, food, lighting and what not it's very possible he is sexually mature at 12 weeks...
     
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  5. lightchick

    lightchick Overrun With Chickens

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    Then why do the eggs look fertile?
     
  6. MeepBeep

    MeepBeep Chillin' With My Peeps


    Maybe because they might be? As I said at 12 weeks your roo might very well be sexually mature enough to fertilize...
     
  7. lightchick

    lightchick Overrun With Chickens

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    That's neat! He's like half the size as them! Maybe I should see if I could hatch one of the eggs! I have to trade him for a pullet because I'm not allowed to have roos so maybe I can get one of his young? I hope my Silkie starts laying and then goes broody soon!
     
  8. lightchick

    lightchick Overrun With Chickens

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    Here's another egg.
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