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Does egg shape determine gender??

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by MisfitMarie, Nov 27, 2014.

  1. MisfitMarie

    MisfitMarie Songster

    Oct 20, 2014
    Portland, OR
    I received some fertile and extremely long, oblong eggs in the mail today (have never seen eggs like this before in my life) that I had ordered. I did a quick search and one of the first things that came up was the following article "How to Choose Fertilized Chicken Eggs" by J. Mulder and O. Wollan. It is extremely dated, January/February 1974. I'm a total newbie to this whole amazing chicken thing, but is there any truth to this?


    Please enlighten me. =/ It doesn't seem to make much sense, but I also don't know a whole lot about selecting fertile chicken eggs. Surprised it showed up within the top three or four of my search...?


  2. Judy

    Judy Crowing Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    Sorry, I don't buy it. That was a single article bawed on a very small sample.

    It doesn't even make sense. Some hens tend to lay more oval eggs and some more rounded ones, rooster or no rooster, just as some tend to lay speckled, rough shelled, etc.

    Also, seems like it would have come up in one of those hatchery visit documentaries I've watched.
    Last edited: Nov 27, 2014
  3. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

    Oct 11, 2014
    Gouverneur, NY
    It's an old and well known wives tale. Some people still believe it today, most chicken experienced people will tell you it's no more reliable that the dangling a chick by the neck or using a straigh pen on a string. Maybe if I do another hatch I'll keep track of my "pointed ones",

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