rooster just laid full size egg

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by painterpeach, Aug 21, 2011.

  1. painterpeach

    painterpeach Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i bought a pair of gold seabrights a few weeks ago. thought i had a hen and a rooster. well! i just wittnesed this pea combed wattle swinging handsome rooster shoot a full size egg out of his err her vent! i have a wittness so i know im not completly crazy! annyone else have this problem and or blessing?[​IMG]
     
  2. Desert Rooster

    Desert Rooster El Gallo Del Desierto

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    If it is a rooster that layed and egg, WHAT EVER YOU DO, DON'T HATCH IT!!!!!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  3. newchick13

    newchick13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have heard that seabrights are hard to sex based on the feathers....so the only real difference is size of the bird?
     
  4. Chicken Rustler

    Chicken Rustler Grabs em n runs

    I get a lot more $$ for my rooster eggs than hen eggs. People just seem the like em better.
     
  5. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If that bird is truly a rooster, it may be intersexed. If he laid an egg, he must have oviducts and other female reproductive organ structures. If that rooster laid that egg, I wouldn't ever expect any fertilized eggs from the true hen.[​IMG]
     
  6. chickenpredatorkiller

    chickenpredatorkiller Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If it is a rooster that layed and egg, WHAT EVER YOU DO, DON'T HATCH IT!!!!!!!

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  7. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    I don't know too much about seabrights, but I would assume it would have sickle and hackle feathers just like any other breed of rooster. I think you have two ladys there, one is just older. If that were a boy, it would have long, stringy feathers just before the tail. Either that's a hen, or the most hen feathered rooster I've ever seen. If you had an egg laying rooster, you would certainly have something special there. Good luck!

    Edited to add: well, I retract my previous statement. I just read that sebright roos are supposed to be hen feathered. So they shouldn't have the stringy feathers just before the tail. I still think you have two hens though and that your suspected rooster is a laying age hen.
     
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  8. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Research sebrights. They are feathered differently.
     
  9. painterpeach

    painterpeach Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my wife still thinks im crazy! lol! my dad was my witness though!
     
  10. Tracydr

    Tracydr Chillin' With My Peeps

    Look up sex change on the Feather Site web site. I was just reading about it the other day.
     

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