So, my Orpington roo, a cockerel really, 10 months old, has been busy and finally his sister started laying. She's quite a bit bigger than the others he's been able to breed, almost as big as he is. I have been dying to get fertile eggs from those two and I'm still not getting any! I couldn't figure it out, he's been busy, after all... Now I've been watching the proceedings any time I can. He's... Lazy. He's leaving packages everywhere but the right place. On her back, close to it but not quite, etc. Will this guy get it right with more age? I'm thinking I need to prepare a slide show or something for the goofball. Every one of the smaller hens eggs are fertile, but big Sugar's eggs are rarely fertile. I've clipped the feathers around there on both and maybe I need to do a larger diameter? These kids have so much fluff it's unreal. Unclipped, I have a really hard time finding it at all. Even with an area a bit bigger than a silver dollar clipped almost to the skin, you can't see that anything has been done when they walk around. Or will he settle down and get it right with a bit more age? This is humorous to me but also I want to strangle him.