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Incubating Goose Eggs, questionable eggs

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Hi everyone, I'm trying to get a little help on whether this looks normal or not. (Goose eggs are so thick! and photography is not that great as I try to hold egg, candler and phone to take pic :-P ) In the first pic, you can see that half the egg is dark, half light with a definite line in between. Second pic is to show the air cell, pink line is day 1, blue line is day 10.

 

Three of the eggs in the incubator have this dark/light thing going on. It's hard to see with my "lovely" photography, but you can see some veining on the dark side. Is this normal? Are they bad eggs? Any advice is appreciated!

 

Khaki Campbell, 5 Rouen, Pekin, 5 Welsh Harlequins, a kitten named Mazel, Dog named Mater and 2 kids to rule them all

 

and a passel of goose eggs in the incubator!

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Khaki Campbell, 5 Rouen, Pekin, 5 Welsh Harlequins, a kitten named Mazel, Dog named Mater and 2 kids to rule them all

 

and a passel of goose eggs in the incubator!

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They look good and fertile
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They look good and fertile


thank you. That weirdness with half light and half dark was weird... :P

Khaki Campbell, 5 Rouen, Pekin, 5 Welsh Harlequins, a kitten named Mazel, Dog named Mater and 2 kids to rule them all

 

and a passel of goose eggs in the incubator!

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Khaki Campbell, 5 Rouen, Pekin, 5 Welsh Harlequins, a kitten named Mazel, Dog named Mater and 2 kids to rule them all

 

and a passel of goose eggs in the incubator!

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It's only that way in the beginning of the embryos development and it's so dark because the embryos blood veins are travelling all over the yolk making it hard to see it and eventually you won't see it at all as the gosling will grow the whole egg. the light side is just the egg white and will be visible till at least day 18-20 ;)

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SO HAPPY! Even though I know we have a long way to go, at candling day 15 we saw movement!! Of the 7 we set, only two show nothing. For shipped eggs I think that's great!

Khaki Campbell, 5 Rouen, Pekin, 5 Welsh Harlequins, a kitten named Mazel, Dog named Mater and 2 kids to rule them all

 

and a passel of goose eggs in the incubator!

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Khaki Campbell, 5 Rouen, Pekin, 5 Welsh Harlequins, a kitten named Mazel, Dog named Mater and 2 kids to rule them all

 

and a passel of goose eggs in the incubator!

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