Three bullseyes! Anybody ever seen this?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by gritsar, May 12, 2009.

  1. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Whenever I cook eggs, I have a habit of doing a quick check for the bullseye, just to see how my roo is doing ya know. [​IMG]
    My girls have recently started laying some rather large eggs. I cracked a dozen open into a bowl tonight to cook for supper and was surprised to see three bullseyes on one egg. All in different places on the yolk.
    How is that possible? Anyone ever see more than one bullseye per egg before?
    I was in a hurry to get supper done, so didn't take time for a pic but the bullseyes were very prominant and very clear.
    ETA: The eggs were very fresh, laid today.
     
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  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Nobody has ever seen more than one bullseye per egg?
     
  3. kinnip

    kinnip Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know where I read it, but I'm pretty sure I've seen something that says multiple roosters can fertilize a single egg. Maybe he's been doing his job really well.
     
  4. EricShane

    EricShane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I never have..

    hmmm...

    Triplets?
     
  5. spook

    spook Chillin' With My Peeps

    Super interesting. I would assume like with a human, one bullseye, and then a hormonal closing to the egg. I assume! Guess you have a Super Roo! lol
     
  6. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:Umm that's what I thought too? [​IMG]
    Great! I have hens that won't go broody to save their lives and an overproductive roo. [​IMG]
     
  7. lorihadams

    lorihadams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I recently got one with 2!!! I thought it was really weird but now I know I'm not the only one that checks the yolks! I only have a little Japanese bantam roo and red sexlinks, barred rocks, and 1 EE. Can't believe he can "handle it" if you know what I mean?
     
  8. I have seen one with three before myself but I just shrugged it off!

    And I only have one rooster, a little banty who loves his girls...

    You have to wonder if twin chickens can occur by a single egg splitting like in humans... I doubt it, but you never know...
     
  9. Chicky Tocks

    Chicky Tocks [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2666.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Ru

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    Oh that naughty naughty roo. He's an overzealous one dont'cha think?
     
  10. spook

    spook Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Umm that's what I thought too? [​IMG]
    Great! I have hens that won't go broody to save their lives and an overproductive roo. [​IMG]

    Join the club...but my roo is a bantam and the big girls brush him off like a fly. Or step sideways wondering why he just doesn't pass by! LOL I am just praying for a bantam egg to be fertilized by the bugger, all I have left is one cochin hen! I pray to the rooster gods that he can hit the target atleast 2 times! ha ha.
     

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