can you tell gender while still in egg?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Chickenlover7711, Aug 12, 2010.

  1. Chickenlover7711

    Chickenlover7711 Out Of The Brooder

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    Can you tell the gender of a chicken by looking at it in the egg? [​IMG]
     
  2. suzettex5

    suzettex5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No- just no way. Sorry
     
  3. SpringChickens

    SpringChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    nope!! [​IMG]

    Well... technically you can, but it is VERY expensive, not widely done and you can't do the experiment until the chick is about 18 d into incubation.
     
  4. Chickenlover7711

    Chickenlover7711 Out Of The Brooder

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    okay thanks anyway
     
  5. woodmort

    woodmort Chillin' With My Peeps

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    no sonograms for eggs:) wouldn't work anyway as the male genitalia are internal.
     
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  6. TheChickenCameFirst

    TheChickenCameFirst Chillin' With My Peeps

    Too bad! I wish ya could! I was wondering the same thing.
     
  7. Arcane Araucana

    Arcane Araucana Out Of The Brooder

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    In The Encyclopedia of Counrty Living 10th Edition Carla Emery cites a method of sexing by egg shape. (Sorry, I've been looking for the exact citation for the last half an hour and couldn't find it). The citation says that if the small end of the egg is pointy, its a male; if the small end of the egg is rounded, its a girl. Just for the fun of it, we wrote down which sex we thought it was using this guideline when we put the eggs in the incubator. Of the 7 that hatched, 4 were correctly sexed by egg shape and 3 were not, making it 75% accurate. Slightly better than guessing.
     
  8. dsqard

    dsqard Crazy "L" Farms

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    Quote:Did you mean 57%? Yes slightly better than guessing but I would suggest you need more than one data point to prove the theory. Not trying to pick on anyone or offend, it is just that I had read that this method is really just not much more than any of the other "old wives tales" like hanging a pendant over an egg (or pregnant woman's belly) to see how it swings to predict the sex of the baby.
     
  9. Arcane Araucana

    Arcane Araucana Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Did you mean 57%? Yes slightly better than guessing but I would suggest you need more than one data point to prove the theory. Not trying to pick on anyone or offend, it is just that I had read that this method is really just not much more than any of the other "old wives tales" like hanging a pendant over an egg (or pregnant woman's belly) to see how it swings to predict the sex of the baby.

    Sorry - you're right 57%. I only brought it up for fun and my experience was that it was slightly better than guessing.
     

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