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Sexing EGGS? Pointy Boys, Round Girls

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by BawGock, Mar 1, 2009.

  1. BawGock

    BawGock Chillin' With My Peeps

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  2. Cherlyn

    Cherlyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, I sure hope not - my two eggs are definitely pointy, and I cannot keep roosters. [​IMG]
     
  3. [​IMG] I wouldn't bet on it. But it could be a fun experiment if it wouldn't be the end of the world for you to end up with all Roo's....
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    That's a complete myth. That means a hen who always lays a round egg, and most hens lay one particular shape every time, will never produce a rooster. My Lexie produces mostly cockerels and she's never laid a pointy egg in her life.

    Think logically about this: if that was true, hatcheries would never hatch more roosters than they needed because they could just toss pointy eggs.
     
  5. oldbuzzard

    oldbuzzard Chillin' With My Peeps

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    good point
     
  6. BawGock

    BawGock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think to test this wives' tale you would need eggs from one hen and compare them relative to each other.
    Because there would definitely be differences between eggs from different hens.
    I'm gettin' all scientific here! [​IMG] [​IMG]
    just having fun with it!
    Carolyn
     
  7. oldbuzzard

    oldbuzzard Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i hugged my chickens today [​IMG]
     
  8. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

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    Besides, what does Martha Stewart know about chickens and farming? LOL [​IMG]
     
  9. Akane

    Akane Overrun With Chickens

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    Then most pullet eggs would be roos too. I set 24 pointy pullet eggs and hatched 1 roo. I've only hatched 3 roos total.
     
  10. waynesgarden

    waynesgarden Feathers of Steel

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    Quote:I wouldn't look to Martha Stewart for farm advice. I lived in that part of the country and rich millionaires buy big estates and call them "farms." Perhaps she gets an agricultural tax break for calling it a farm? Martha is as much a farmer as I am a brain surgeon.

    I rented a house on one of these "farms." The owners were car dealers and the only "farm" aspect was their riding horses.

    Wayne
     
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