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can some help me sex chickens please

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by chickenlover47, Jan 21, 2015.

  1. chickenlover47

    chickenlover47 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay I got these four chickens back in June of 2014. The white one I know for sure is a hen because she has been laying eggs. Now my gray one was supposed to lay before the white hen which makes me worry but I know it's wintertime and egg product does slowed down. The reason I'm worried is because when I cracked one of the white hens egg today I saw a red dot. Please help. Here are their picture. These 3 have yet to lay an egg.


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  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    They are all pullets (female) - a red spot in an egg is not a sign of being fertile. "meat spots" and/or "blood spots" are not uncommon - just a little bit of something that gets caught up in the egg as it forms. Fertile eggs are indicated by a "bullseye" formation of the germinal disc. The germinal disc is a small white "disc that you can see on the yolk of all eggs -- on a fertilized egg there is a distinct bullseye on the disc.
     
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  3. Sunshine0235

    Sunshine0235 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They all look like pullets,

    Red dots can be normal, dont really mean anything usually. The maran I had always used to have spots in her eggs, and she was 100% fine.
     
  4. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Did you mean to say one of the white hen's eggs vs. one of the white eggs?
     
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  5. chickenlover47

    chickenlover47 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok I was hoping that was the case because I am really attached to my chickens. But my property is not large enough for me to have a rooster. I would hate to have to give any of them up. :(
     
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  6. chickenlover47

    chickenlover47 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you don't happen to have a picture of that do you?
     
  7. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    chickenlover47 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. BantamLover21

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    They are all pullets.
     
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  10. BayBay Peepers

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    All look like ladies to me :)
     
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