Bullseye question

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by stargazingmommy, Jan 19, 2012.

  1. stargazingmommy

    stargazingmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    is this what you normally see in a fertile egg?[​IMG]

    If it is, why does this egg have it when I don't have a rooster?

    I have 3 female poultry. 2 chickens 1 duck. I have 1 drake. 2 dogs, 3 cats, and no rooster.
     
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  2. williamsl77

    williamsl77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Interesting! It looks fertile to me. Could one of your girls really be a boy? I'm interested in knowing what others think!
     
  3. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    Maybe the drake loves chickens [​IMG]
     
  4. yinepu

    yinepu Overrun With Chickens

    probably.. we had a rooster breed our ducks before when we didn't have a drake.. the eggs were fertilized.. but never would develop
     
  5. stargazingmommy

    stargazingmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is the BO hen, the Pekin hen, and the indian runner drake. These 2 hens are laying right now.

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    The little girl in the entrance to the pen is my salmon Faverolle hen, she was the first to start laying...She also....crows.
    Bo, the BO, is about 3 months younger than her(their eggs all look very different, so it's esy to tell them apart). The SF is about 10 months old as are the ducks. the BO is about 7 months old and just started laying 2 months ago, the others have been laying since September.
    The egg in question came from the BO.
    The SF just broke broody and is not currently laying(maybe once a week).
     
  6. Sphinx

    Sphinx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe it's a future Chickuck?
     
  7. stargazingmommy

    stargazingmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    when the broody was sitting on a fertile duck egg, I was going to name the duckling chuck...for chicken duck....but poor chuck broke its yolk during hatch and i wasn't fast enough peeling back the shell to save it :(

    When I told my 18 yr old the egg looked fertile, she wanted to go stick a few in the bator. Fortunately I was able to convince her the ones in the fridge weren't good candidates, so tomorrow she plans on kidnapping the new laid one to attempt to hatch. I told her inner species like that, I'm99.9% sure nothing will hatch. She however, believes in Darwin and counts this as evolution in action.
     
  8. Chickety Charcoal

    Chickety Charcoal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    INCUBATE THEM! The mad scientist in me couldn't possibly pass up this chance. I would be the first to purchase this new breed from you. Especially since I have chickens and also want ducks but only have room for chickens.
     
  9. Fly Be Free

    Fly Be Free Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could your crowing chicken be a hemaphrodite? Usually if they have both sex organs neither will work but maybe this one is different.
    That is so odd. I'm with charcoal... I'd bator them and then candle in 5 or 6 days to see what you got.
     
  10. stargazingmommy

    stargazingmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like a plan. will get tomorrows egg and go from there
     

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