Is this egg fertilized?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Egg Hunter, Nov 2, 2013.

  1. Egg Hunter

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    I have 3 chickens only one chicken is laying eggs. This egg is from a barred rock. there is a white dot in the yoke, does this mean it is fertilized? please note that the other 2 chickens, one i know for sure is a female buff cochin, the other one i don't know what gender it is and it's not crowing or laying eggs.

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    this is the one i don't know what gender it is neither the breed. it is 6 months old

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    this is the female buff cochin. it is almost 5 months old and she isn't laying eggs yet.
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    See here

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/16008/how-to-tell-a-fertile-vs-infertile-egg-pictures/0_20

    .A fertile egg has a "bullseye," or a dot within a white dot. I don't see the second dot, but this is hard to photograph, I'm sure. Maybe it is there.

    Are they all around 6 months? The rooster may not be mature enough to fertilize an egg yet, even if he is performing the mating act. (Or thinks he is -- he also may not have it right yet.) There is a period of transition before either sex is mature, while their hormones are moving toward adult levels. It's actually a good idea not to try to hatch first or "pullet" eggs, anyway. From what I've read, if you wat at least a month or so, when the eggs have gotten up in size, you should have a better hatch.
     
  3. Egg Hunter

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    thanks for your answer but also is this chicken a male or female and what breed is it?
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