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Fertilized Bullseye Genetic?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by cheeptrick, Nov 6, 2007.

  1. cheeptrick

    cheeptrick Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2007
    New Hampshire
    Hi all,
    I've been in contact with the hatchery with pictures of my EE's trying to 'out' my suspected Rooster. I sent them my picture of the bullseye 'fertilized' egg and they said that some chickens have a Genetic trait that makes the egg appear fertilized when it actually isn't?
    So it is possible that I have NO roosters.
    Has anyone here ever heard of such a thing?
    Not that I'd don't trust the hatchery!

    Still no crowing or mating...
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  2. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    Thats the first I've ever heard about it. [​IMG]
     
  3. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    Have you posted any pics of the birds here yet? I think the people here would be able to help you determine if you have any roosters.
     
  4. cheeptrick

    cheeptrick Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2007
    New Hampshire
    Hi Lurky...
    OK...I'll post all 20 give me some time! They will be up by the end of the day.
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  5. cheeptrick

    cheeptrick Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2007
    New Hampshire
    I think I'm going to create a website and just post the link...
    Give me time. [​IMG]
     
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Never heard of that, either. I'm not saying it isn't possible, but maybe someone else can chime in. In all my vast research, never came across that tidbit. Diana, ever hear of this?
     
  7. mdbucks

    mdbucks Cooped Up

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    how many FERTILIZED eggs are you getting a day? If its only one I could believe that, but if all are appearing fertilized I would think, you probably have a roo. Or else you have a bunch of EE's with the same genetic trait.
     
  8. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I'd be interested in seeing the "roo" and the fertile egg spot. I have heard of hermaphrodites in other animals, but not chickens.

    Jody
     
  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Jody, she did post the bullseye and it sure does appear fertile.
     
  10. cheeptrick

    cheeptrick Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2007
    New Hampshire
    Ok...Here goes!
    I've got 4 Wheaten Like 'EE's' but she was hiding out somewhere....but she looks just like the other 3.

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    Thank you to all for taking a look and your replies!
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