Is my bantoom rooster fertlizing my standard hens?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by SpeckledPullet, Mar 20, 2011.

  1. SpeckledPullet

    SpeckledPullet Songster

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    I was wondering if my bantam rooster was covering my standard hens. I cracked open one egg and it was definitely NOT fertile. I cracked open a second egg and found this:

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    Would you all agree this is most certainly fertile?
     

  2. BeardedLadyFarm

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    looks fertile to me!
     
  3. SpeckledPullet

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    Thanks!!
     
  4. pascopol

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    Quote:Yes bantam roo can fertilize LF hen.

    His secret is he mounts her, then slowly starts backpedaling and then BOOOM.

    I've observed this "phenomen" LOL
     
  5. SpeckledPullet

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    Quote:Yes bantam roo can fertilize LF hen.

    His secret is he mounts her, then slowly starts backpedaling and then BOOOM.

    I've observed this "phenomen" LOL

    I've yet to witness "the deed" which is why I wasn't sure if it was happening LOL. Does the fertility rate end up being a tad lower since it's probably harder to cover the hens?
     
  6. FireTigeris

    FireTigeris Tyger! Tyger! burning bright

    My silkie roo covered my LF hens no Problem after he got the 'knack' he had nearly 100% (I never saw an infertile egg.)
     
  7. luvchicks8

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    Quote:Yes bantam roo can fertilize LF hen.

    His secret is he mounts her, then slowly starts backpedaling and then BOOOM.

    I've observed this "phenomen" LOL

    Today whilde cleaning my rooster Diego who is a blue OEGB got on my LF blue cochin hen, soooo funny
     

  8. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    You bet he is, every chance he gets!
     
  9. SpeckledPullet

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    Quote:Good to know!
     
  10. chickintexas

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    I had witnessed it with my Silkie roo going after my big girls. He would totally ignore the Silkie hen that would have been much easier for him to mount.
    The same song would run through my head every time he got his game on...."I like them big. I like them chunky. I like them big. I like them plumpy." [​IMG]
     

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