Transformation

lesjsmith

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I have a Swedish Flower Hen that I think has turned into a Roo. I have 4 chickens. No males. All 4 chickens have laid eggs. I am only getting about 1 egg every other day and they are fertilized. They have the little bullseye on the yolks. Any thoughts? Has anyone else had this happen?
 
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I have seen threads on this before but I feel sure hens that take on the role and features of a rooster are infertile, I may not be right however. Are you sure she isn’t just a slow developing cockerel? Do you have any pictures of the chicken in question?
 

ticketism

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They can't completely change sex, with functioning gonads and reproductive capability and all, but they can have basically a hormonal imbalance that causes them to take on masculine traits like a rooster in appearance and behaviour. Either you have a sneaky slow developing roo masquerading as a hen, or the bullseye isn't due to the eggs being fertilized but something else. ... Or maybe there's a cheeky neighborhood roo doing a bit of fence hopping for some fun while you're not looking, haha. Do you have some clear pics of the eggs or chicken in question?
 

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