Virgin Mary chicken?

Is it fertile?

  • Yes

    Votes: 15 48.4%
  • No

    Votes: 16 51.6%

  • Total voters
    31

ctesta

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Hi everyone,
Is this egg fertile? We’ve raised chickens before and had some that we ended up hatching so I know about the “bullseye” on fertile eggs. We only have two hens now that just started laying and I swear that this egg has the fertile halo around it! Input please :)
 

ctesta

Chirping
Apr 26, 2017
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How long have you had them (or did you raise them)? Any chance they'd been with a male in the past..? Or.. I don't know.. do you live in an area with stray roosters?

It looks like a fertile egg to me. That's very strange.

Maybe she got some ideas from the dinosaurs from "Jurassic Park" :p

We’ve raised them since they were hatchlings and there are no chickens near! Plus our yard is completely enclosed. We live in San Diego so chickens aren’t really a big thing down here. But it’s supeer strange, I guess I’ll try to hatch some and see if anything comes of it!
Haha too funny but that’s what I’m feeling like because I can’t solve this riddle!!:confused:

This is the only pictures of the girls that I have right now. The barhama is the one that just started laying and the buff Orpington hasn’t laid yet but they’re both 6 months old. This yolk situation made me concerned that the Orpington might be a roo but she has no roo characteristics. :fl
 

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Henrik Petersson

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As Sherlock Holmes said: "When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth."

I think your Orpington is a rooster. It sure looks like a hen, but when I squint my eyes, those feathers right in front of the tail do seem a bit saddle-feathery and those neck feathers seem a tad bit hackle-feathery...
 

ctesta

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You all have me cracking up!
Here is a picture of our ladies (maybe just lady:barnie)
If our Buff Orpington is a roo, he/she has NEVER made a peep and has shown no roster behaviors. But she hasn’t laid yet...
 

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