Is this FERTILIZED? POSSIBLE ROO PICTURES ADDED

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by cheeptrick, Oct 7, 2007.

  1. cheeptrick

    cheeptrick Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2007
    New Hampshire
    Last edited: Oct 13, 2007
  2. cheeptrick

    cheeptrick Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2007
    New Hampshire
    I have never seen any mating also! [​IMG]
     
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Wow, that does appear fertile to me. Hmm, who's the imposter??
     
  4. cheeptrick

    cheeptrick Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2007
    New Hampshire
    I have NO idea who he is...maybe it's the wild pheasant I've been chasing out of my yard!! LOL
    I'm glad...I wanted a roo! I'll definitely keep a closer eye now...see if I can 'out' him!
    [​IMG]
     
  5. It sure does *look* like a fertilized egg.

    Lisa
     
  6. cheeptrick

    cheeptrick Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2007
    New Hampshire
    I'm goin' to join the incubators now I think! [​IMG]
     
  7. Sherris Backyard Beauties

    Sherris Backyard Beauties Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just wondering, I'm new at this and it looks like a regular egg, How can you tell from this yolk. I've been getting eggs from my chickens and I wouldn't be able to tell if it was fertile or not.
     
  8. Chellester

    Chellester Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:See the white dot within the white circle on the lower part of the yolk? That indicates the egg is fertile, and is referred to as the "bullseye". If it was not fertile, it would just be a white dot without a white circle.

    cheeptrick, keep us posted, and once you figure out who the "culprit" is, post some pics of him and the rest of the flock so we can compare!
     
  9. texaschickmama

    texaschickmama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 19, 2007
    Poolville, TX
    Yeah, I want to see the sneaky little guy. [​IMG]
     
  10. cheeptrick

    cheeptrick Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2007
    New Hampshire
    Well...today I sat in the coop with a black sharpie marker and when a HEN laid...I colored her toenail black. Figured the RED marker wouldn't be a good idea because I didn't want them to start pecking each other! [​IMG]
    I got 12 eggs today...and marked 12 birds. I'm still wondering myself who the sneaky devil is. I had a thought...12 hens and 12 roosters! [​IMG]
    If there are 12 roosters...I've got the nicest GENTLEMEN roosters EVER!

    QUESTION?? Will a ROOSTER squat like hens do when you approach them around laying age?
     

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