Can you sex a chick in the egg??

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chknwonderland, Sep 28, 2014.

  1. chknwonderland

    chknwonderland Out Of The Brooder

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    I've heard that if an egg is round it's female and if it's pointy it's male... thoughts on this???
    Is there a way to sex a chick in the egg? [​IMG]
     
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    No. That is a myth that's been doing the rounds for some time now. The sex of the chick is determined before the egg is laid and regardless of what shape or size that egg ends up as, the odds over the long run is 50/50 female or male. It would be awesome if certain shaped eggs would produce females only. It would certainly take care of the number of unwanted cockerels!
     
  3. chknwonderland

    chknwonderland Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for clearing that up :)
     

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