If my RIR roo mates w/my EE's?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by BBK, Sep 9, 2009.

  1. BBK

    BBK Chillin' With My Peeps

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    our RIR roo, is flogging our girls all morning long.
    So, if the eggs were fertile, would the off spring only lay brown eggs? Because I read somewhere that the rooster determines the egg color, right?

    And could someone show a pic of a fertile egg. I read somewhere else that when you crack open an egg you can tell if it's fertile. I would like to see the inside. All i'm seeing right now is the whiteish cloud attached to the yoke. I can't remember the correct term for this.

    thanks
    Melinda
     
  2. Chicks & Turks

    Chicks & Turks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think you have to incubate and candle like day 10 or so. If you break if open you look for a bullseye. I think the egg has a CHANCE of being blue/green, but I am unsure.
     
  3. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    I've read that the blue/green egg gene is closely linked to the comb. I would think that if chicks had a comb like the hens, they'd likely lay colored eggs too. (If they're girls!)
    BBK was right- if an egg is fertile it will have a small circle with a dot in the middle, or "bullseye". It's not the cloudy thing that hangs from the yolk. I don't knowwhat that's called either. [​IMG]
     

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