Does the shape of the egg determine the sex of the chick??

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  1. chickenchickenbulkbulk

    chickenchickenbulkbulk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Aunt Gail said that the pointed eggs are roos and the rounded eggs are hen!!!!! I said: Aunt Gail I don't think so...,but I don't think she want to hear what I have to say. Any one else ever heard of such a thing? Oh yea, I have another thing to ask about...when putting fertile eggs in the carton to store for the bator...which end of the egg is to be on top. I always put the rounded end. Aunt Gail said I was wrong again. Who is right or does it matter? I would appreciate any input. Thanks DJ
     
  2. Matt A NC

    Matt A NC Overrun With Chickens

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    Absolutely NOT. I tried this about 4 years ago. Set only the roundest eggs. Some were so round I had to candle to see which end had the air cell.

    68% roosters hatched.

    If you think about it doesn't make any since anyway. Once a hen gets going good in a laying cycle they will lay about the same kind of egg in shape. There is no way that one particular hen is going to laying eggs that will only hatch Girls. That hen would be worth a good deal of money.


    Store eggs pointed end down.

    Matt
     
  3. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner True BYC Addict

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  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    No way, no how. Or one particular hen I have, who lays very oval eggs, would not throw cockerels 80% of the time.

    Think about this: if hatcheries could go by that, they would never have way too many cockerels to dispose of.
     
  5. purecountrychicken

    purecountrychicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I read somewhere this guy swears by the shape of the eggs tell him what sex its going to be and he claims hes never been wrong. So I have heard it before. Not sure how true it is.
     
  6. H2OKarensa

    H2OKarensa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh yeah, my breeder gave me 18 that she "thinks" are hens based on the shape of the egg. She says she's been right about 90% of the time lately. We shall see. She also agreed that she'd trade me for hens if any of them came out roos so I think it is a pretty good deal.
     
  7. chickenchickenbulkbulk

    chickenchickenbulkbulk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Speckled hen..that was one of the points I tried to make to aunt gail. She wanted me to explore the internet and ask this question on this forum. I love my aunt Gail, but she gets something on her mind and that is just the way it is. I really appreciate all of the input and I will tell Aunt Gail everything that was written. Thanks!!
     
  8. chickenchickenbulkbulk

    chickenchickenbulkbulk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:That is a good deal..
     
  9. chickenchickenbulkbulk

    chickenchickenbulkbulk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thanks for the web sites. I will read. Appreciate it. Thanks
     

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