@Miss Lydia @Lacrystol
Originally Posted by Sarkchick
That is so wonderful. I bet they are really cuties. And how fun, watching bath time. So funny. Splash then all jump out and run like crazy. Love it.@CyndiD
How did the candling on the Welsh eggs go?
Well, I didn't want to turn the eggs onto their sides, so I did the best I could with a small flashlight (late lastnight in a dark bedroom). I was trying to look for a thread or a site w/candling pics. There were about 3 (out of 13) that I couldnt see the AC. and there were about 4 of them that I could see, what looked like a seperation of membrane (I have never seen this before) How do I describe it? It looked like an air bubble up against the side of the shell (on the inside of the egg) one was small, about the size of a penny. @Lacrystol
Sort of like you describe in your "incubation tips" on your site, "detatched AC, the only thing w/my egg is, I didnt want to move my eggs or tilt them, sideways, so I couldn't tell if the bubble moved too much. does this make sense to you?
One egg had a darkening spot (on the inside) that covered about 1/3 of the egg???? I dont know what I was seeing??? bruising maybe?? I have not seen this with my chicken or duck eggs... maybe from being shipped?? and the box had a big dent in the corner of the box, you saw it Sarkchick (pic). And one was cracked from top to bottom about 3/4 of the egg. I put it in. I was going to ck on how to seal it.
I put them in my forced air bator last night and DID NOT turn the egg turner on. I will do that in a couple of days. Then, my bator temp spiked, uuuuggghhh!! I have 5 thermometers in the bator, one of them is a thermometer & hygrometer in one unit.
I hinted to my DH that I needed a bator that kept proper temps...
Other than the above.... ALL IS WELL, OHHHH, no I lied. I was tending to my ducks this morning before church and kinda in a hurry, and while I was walking down a fence path, I realized.... OOOHHH NOOOO, the fence gate was open and as i rounded the corner my pekin was on top of my blue runner.... NOOOOO, ETHEL DONT LOOK, I sccreamed to my self, but it was too late, he did the deed....
So, Lacrystol or Miss Lydia... how many eggs do I have to toss before the Pekin gene is out of her??? I dont want any mixed breeds right now?? Although, I think one of the ducklings I hatced look like a Blue Pekin, kinda of cool looking??? I can hardly wait till she/he feathers out and see how big she gets???
the dark/blue duckling on the right
the one on the right. And the egg she came out of was a dark green and I marked it as a Chocolate runner, go figure??? it was obvious a blue runner egg. UNLESS it was my Blue Runner drake and my Chocolate Runner duck? my blue runner is large and one of my choco ducks is pretty big too. Only time will tell, huh?
Sorry for the short story made Loooong... I guess i am in a yappy mood... TTYLEdited by CyndiD - 2/21/16 at 11:11pm