do guinea eggs have a bullseye in the egg like a chicken if fertile?

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by lcw1995, Sep 23, 2011.

  1. lcw1995

    lcw1995 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 27, 2010
    Marysville Ohio
    i have a 6 year old male who has picked a 1 1/2 year old girl to be his mate or she picked him which ever
    anyway i also have a 1 1/2 year old male but the old guy wont let him get close to her
    well she female is layin and i cracked 2 eggs oopen so far and neither one wwas fertile
    wondering maybe they dont have the bullseye in the egg like a chicken or what
    id like for them to be fertile but idk if the old male is anymore
     
  2. livenwpeeps

    livenwpeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, they have the bullseye if fertile. If they are her first eggs of the season, sometimes it takes a couple eggs before they start to be fertile. I know my hens are like that. Also your male is 6 years old which is kinda old for a guinea so he might be your problem but I would give it some more time.
     
  3. lcw1995

    lcw1995 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 27, 2010
    Marysville Ohio
    shes been layin since the beginning of summer
    i just got her from a lady about a month ago
    i thought the male was out but PeepsCA said the hens go sterile before males
    ill keep hopeing
     
  4. PeepsCA

    PeepsCA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know if their fertility declines or not, but they will lay fewer and fewer eggs each year, usually after they reach the age of 3 or 4 their production starts to noticeably decline.

    There are lots of different factors that can effect egg fertility besides the age of the male... weather/temps, diet, health, stress/aggression etc etc (these apply to both sexes). If the old guy is healthy and still doing the deed I'd say he's probably still potent enough to fertilize eggs, lol.

    You could cage the old guy for a day or 2, and give the other male a chance to breed the Hen, I am sure he is just waiting for his chance, lol. Just one time should be plenty for her to lay a couple weeks worth of fertile eggs.
     
  5. lcw1995

    lcw1995 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 27, 2010
    Marysville Ohio
    ill have to do that tomorrow eveing
    i was thinkin about pennin him up tomorrow but he decided to sleep outside tonight
    something he hasnt done since his buddy got killed one night
    about 5 months ago
    i chase the older guy away from the girl to the point were he runs and hides for quit some time in the weeds
    and while hes gone the young guy is with her all the time while hes gone
    but i have never seen him do the deed
    the old guy is just as rambuchious(sp?) and the young guy
     

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