Is it true about hatching eggs....

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by OPIE, Feb 4, 2009.

  1. OPIE

    OPIE Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had an old friend tell me that if an egg is more pointed on the pointed end it is a rooster. If the end isnt so pointed, more rounded, its a hen. Any truth to this? [​IMG]
     
  2. Bock_Bock

    Bock_Bock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sorry no truth to this just one of those many myths
     
  3. Debi214

    Debi214 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Most definitely a myth - one of my SL Wyandotte hens lays only round eggs and another lays only pointy. Then I have a Cochin who just started laying and her eggs are perfect (just really small).
     
  4. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    Sorry OPIE it is a crock, a load of bull, old wifes tale, don't believe it.

    AL
     
  5. OPIE

    OPIE Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh well, I thought I new something. LOL. [​IMG]
     
  6. Akane

    Akane Overrun With Chickens

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    Nope. I hatched a whole bunch of little pointed pullet eggs and I got 3 times as many hens as roos. More pointed eggs usually just mean a younger hen laying small eggs if it means anything at all.
     
  7. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Ones a hen starts laying(not pullet eggs). most will be the same shape like a finger print. So if the shape of the egg had anything to do with the sex, one hen would be laying all same sex eggs.


    Sorry to date there is NO WAY to sex a egg. No matter what you hear.
     
  8. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    I have a few hens that lay nothing but very pointy eggs, have hatched both sexes from their eggs.

    Its a myth.
     

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