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I just want to make sure I am identifying fertile versus infertile properly. I took some pics of an egg I accidentally cracked yesterday while collecting eggs. I thought fertile. It is hard to get decent pics on my cell phone (don't get me wrong, my camera is pretty good, but it's hard to get the right angle without shadow etc) so I took extra in hopes of getting at least 1 that is good enough to tell. To the left of the flash/light is where the spot is on the top 2. On the bottom 2 it is just to the right of the flash/light.

 

 

 

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Fertile!!!!!!

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post #3 of 6

So, what are you exactly looking for to determine a fertile egg?  

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Originally Posted by chandarichards View Post
 

So, what are you exactly looking for to determine a fertile egg?  

The "Bullseye".  All eggs have a white dot on the yolk when the egg is fertilized it becomes a bullseye.

 

Like these:

(The blastodisc is unfertilized, the blastoderm is after fertilization)

 

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post #5 of 6

The circle that you see is very, very circular, like a perfect circle and inside of that circle you will see what some call a bulls-eye.  You can't miss it once you've seen it.  The bulls-eye is lighter, in the center.... 

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I thought so, but I wanted to be sure. My cockerel has been off his game lately. He's hit and miss (I sold 3 of the girls a few weeks ago, and he's pretty piffed about it, but I have new ones inside so he'll eventually forget lol), so I wanted to be sure it wasn't just my eyes messing with me. Thanks :)

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