Cockerel?

BabyandCotton

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Jun 14, 2016
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This is my 18 week? Jersey giant. The eggs I've been getting are fertile ( bullseye is very prominent) and I think he is my rooster. I don't own any roosters whatsoever. But I think that he is. Hes got the cock stance and a hen squatted for him! He also bosses them around.
-Liv
 

RhodeRunner

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Feb 22, 2009
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I don't think that is your rooster, it looks like a pullet. Also, that bird has another month or two before it matures. Is there another bird that could be a rooster?

Also, seeing a dot inside the egg is normal... every egg will contain a blastodisk. Just in case, here is some help to help spot fertile from infertile eggs http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2013/01/facts-and-myths-about-fertile-eggs.html
 
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BabyandCotton

Songster
Jun 14, 2016
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Florida
It match's up %100 with fertile. I cracked one that had been outside in the sun and it had some veins.
Here's another suspect cockerel
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Light Brahma.
-Liv
 

junebuggena

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Apr 17, 2015
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How long did that egg sit in the sun? A few hours? Or a few days? It takes at least 72 hours of being kept at a near constant 100* for veining to be visible.
Most likely it was just a blood or meat spot in the egg.
 

BabyandCotton

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Jun 14, 2016
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Florida
At least 3 days, probably more. I didn't expect them to start laying so I wasn't checking the boxes. It was a little dark spot with veins.
-Liv
 

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