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Egg, Male or female?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Namres, Aug 22, 2011.

  1. Namres

    Namres Out Of The Brooder

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    I have heard that it is possible to see from the shape of the egg if the chic that will hatch will be male or female.

    Can this be?
     
  2. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    Nope.
     
  3. Namres

    Namres Out Of The Brooder

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    Word is that the rounder eggs are female and the sharper eggs are male.
     
  4. kano

    kano Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:
     
  5. kano

    kano Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. critterranch

    critterranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    nope just old wives tale
     
  7. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    Quote:That would mean that all Jaerhons, Marans and Penedesencas would hatch as females and Leghorns males. (at least in my flocks)

    Fallacy and old wives tales.
     
  8. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Nope.
     
  9. Namres

    Namres Out Of The Brooder

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    So would there be any way in seeing this then?
     
  10. BrattishTaz

    BrattishTaz Roo Magnet

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    Vent sexing is the most accurate way of determining the sex of a chick. Even that is tricky, people that are trained to do it will not guarantee 100% accuracy.
     

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