Fertile or not so fertile

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by jordan8, Mar 12, 2014.

  1. jordan8

    jordan8 Out Of The Brooder

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    hi guys,

    just a quick one...can anyone tell me if my cockerel is Finally doing his job....see i've looked at egg pics online and they just don't help!....could anyone distinguish if this by the pic is a bullseye or not ...thankyou<3

    Jordan:) [​IMG]
     
  2. pogmobum

    pogmobum Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would say fertile the infertile ones just look kind of like blobs this looks like a bullseye :)
     
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  3. jordan8

    jordan8 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thankyou, i've had a cockerel with a flock for a while...but he never 'did it' in front of me...as much as that sounds wrong lol! i think he is just a little shy...but im glad to know the birds doing his job, and that i'll be able to send eggs out to fellow hatchers .....Thanks again


    Jordan:)
     
  4. pogmobum

    pogmobum Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just got a mental image of you sneaking up on your hens trying to catch them in the act! Haha good luck with it :)
     
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  5. subhanalah

    subhanalah Overrun With Chickens

    Yay for fertile eggs and a potent rooster!
     
  6. jordan8

    jordan8 Out Of The Brooder

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    ahhh, im happy now ! i snuck one of my eggs in with some seramas i brought online that came yesterday ....fingers crossed :)x


    Jordan:)
     
  7. pogmobum

    pogmobum Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I jus checked mine yesterday not fertile i have two roosters small frizzle pekins was hoping to breed them with my brown leghorns but genuinely think they are just too short for the job lol :)
     
  8. jordan8

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    LOL, its not all about the size you know ahah...... its the other way round with me i have a huge turken cockerel who is always on my tiny frizzle lol..... its a shame the boys haven't breed with them yet i think a frizzle leghorn would be quite cool....perhaps give them some time lol!


    Jordan:)
     
  9. pogmobum

    pogmobum Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was hoping i would end up with the frizzle of the pekins and the egg laying ability of my leghorns :) i may look into constructing a small step ladder for the fellas!! Lol :D
     
  10. subhanalah

    subhanalah Overrun With Chickens

    I believe egg laying is passed down from the father, not the mother's side. That would explain why many sex links use a RIR roo over any number of different breeds of hen.
     

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