I have a bit of a question from the world of the weird. First my OEG Rooster passed on 3+weeks ago. He was in the house in the chicken hospital for a week, and was not crowing or 'roostering' for a week or so previous. So, I estimate it likely to have been 4-6 weeks since the girls say any rooster action. But we got a fertilized egg from one of the 4 Polish chickens in the last few days. The Polish girls never did not tolerate the Roos advances and would simply, with size differences just toss him off. (He had a couple other co-operative girls). The question was where did this fertilized egg come from---Rooster in rooster heaven, and the polish girls not liking the englishman when he was alive. So I did my monthly Chicken Exam and now note one of the black/white crested Polish girls is developing spurs (just starts). After looking up Polish sex differences I note her/his crest is poofy, and tail feathers are blunt--(female), her wattle is a bit bigger then her twin--bit not much. (male) Nobody is crowing---but the he/she suspect is vocal whenever someone is in the yard--'the suspect' makes about 1/2 the noise in the yard---of the 8 total. The group is 7-8 months old. So I wonder where did the fertilized egg come from? With only spur nubs as he only true roo physical sign could she be a he? Is a neighbor Rooster stopping by for secret visits? Do I still assume she is a she with only one male sign? Can hens have mini spurs? It just seems a bit strange, but so is about everything else here in the Smokey mountains--that is why we live here.