Is this egg fertile?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by nat1710, Feb 22, 2017.

  1. nat1710

    nat1710 In the Brooder

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    I'm having an argument with my mum and she says it's not fertile. So I thought you lovely people might be able to help?
     

  2. sfd6532

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    I'm new here but for what is worth, I believe it has been fertilized.
     
  3. nat1710

    nat1710 In the Brooder

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    Thank you it looks like a bullseye to me!
     
  4. tinakevin

    tinakevin Songster

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    Yes it's fertile. Nice bullseye
     
  5. nat1710

    nat1710 In the Brooder

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    The egg is from one of my mums chickens and there are no roosters just a drake! They are outside but fully enclosed as there is a problem with foxes in the area. How is this possible?
     
  6. AmandaKyle

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    It looks fertile to me, too! Is it possible that she has a roo that she thinks is a hen? It can be hard to tell with certain breeds like Polish frizzles. This is very interesting!
     
  7. nat1710

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    She has a few different chickens but they are all ones where you would know if it was a rooster. I have just asked her if all her hens lay eggs I will let you know her reply
     

  8. nat1710

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    She said all her hens lay so definitely no rooster
     
  9. AmandaKyle

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    A quick Google search tells me that there has been speculation about chicken/duck hybrids for many years. Although, much like Bigfoot and the Loch Ness Monster, I feel confident that if it were possible, then we would know definitively by now! [​IMG]
     
  10. nat1710

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    I wonder if perhaps the drake can fertilise it but it would never develop?
     

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