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

    Apr 14, 2009
    upstate NY
    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.

  2. Chicks & Turks

    Chicks & Turks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 6, 2009
    Fayetteville, NC
    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

    Apr 19, 2009
    Fall Creek Falls TN
    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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