Can you tell the difference between a hen or a roo egg?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by buggal, Oct 23, 2016.

  1. buggal

    buggal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have heard that a person can tell if the egg will give a hen or a roo by the shape of the egg. A hen will have a more oval shape and a roo will have a more pointy end. Is there any truth to this? I really would like to control the roo population. I don't like to have to dispatch if I can prevent it, but I have plenty of roos and don't need any more.
     
  2. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    It's an old wives tale. Egg shape is different only based on the hen which laid it.
     
  3. PerfectPlumage

    PerfectPlumage Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nope, that's a myth. It depends on the hen on what the shape of the egg is.
     
  4. buggal

    buggal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, I will continue to incubate all eggs then not just the oval looking ones [​IMG]
     

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