Whats a "rooster shot" egg???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by daniel-delarosa, May 29, 2011.

  1. daniel-delarosa

    daniel-delarosa Songster

    Dec 14, 2010
    Seminole, Oklahoma
    I was giving someone some eggs the other day and he asked if they were rooster shots. I told him that I had a rooster, so I guess so. He replied, " good, my wife wont eat rooster shot eggs, so I get to eat them all." What the heck is he talking about????[​IMG]
  2. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

    Aug 25, 2008
    Probably fertilized eggs? [​IMG]
  3. ShortCircuitRanch2332

    ShortCircuitRanch2332 Songster

    Mar 12, 2011
    Oak Hills
    rooster shot is a country "redneck term" lol it means the rooster "SHOT" his sperm into the egg
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    Apparently some folks think they can see the sperm in the egg, which is ridiculous. They are looking at the chalaza that holds the yolk intact on each end, I guess.
  5. arenea74

    arenea74 Songster

    Feb 12, 2011
  6. MareeZoCool

    MareeZoCool Songster

    [​IMG] I always thought those miniature red spots on the yolk were proof the eggs were fertilized.[​IMG]
  7. debber

    debber In the Brooder

    Nov 14, 2010
    I dont have a rooster, but my eggs have a spot in em. I like to think that is proof that they are good eggs -not from a mutant factory farm chicken.[​IMG]
  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    Quote:Lots of people think that, and it's also untrue. The blood spots are from burst capillaries along the reproductive tract.
  9. cmitchell

    cmitchell Songster

    If it's a small irregular shaped whitish spot the egg is not fertilized. If it's a larger round whitish spot that looks like a bullseye it is fertilized.

    The white feathery looking things on either side of the yolk is what suspends the yolk from the shell wall so the yolk doesn't break when the egg is moved.

    The red spot is a blood spot from broken capillary during the egg laying process.
    Last edited: May 30, 2011
  10. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    In case some haven't seen this thread, it may be helpful in determining fertility of an egg:


    "rooster shot", hmm, that's a new term for me, LOL. Have to remember that one. I remember an old John Steinbeck novel where the farm hand told a young boy that the red spot on the yolk was a mark the rooster left. Old farmers tales, I guess.

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