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post #11 of 195
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Hi All

Candled the eggs at 4.5 days (108 hours) and 2 of the six eggs are showing fertile with very early embryos (and very delicate embryos for photographing) celebrate

All the eggs were removed as they were laid and dated.  They were stored in a cool room on their sides and turned once daily.  They were laid 2 days apart so when I set them in the incubator the youngest was a fresh egg and the eldest was 10 days old.  Interestingly its the 2 eldest eggs which have shown fertile which were 10 and 8 days old when set into the incubator.  However, this will only be relevant if some of the remaining 4 eggs show fertile later.  Picture posted on the diary page.

Overall it was a great day yesterday as apart from having at least 2 fertile eggs from our Buff our new Grey Dewlap descended from Canadian lines laid her maiden egg woot

Shes approx' 11 months old and running with our Holderread Gander who has been mating her.  She's a very big goose, so big that I vent sexed her, as I was convinced she was a young gander!  Dont expect too much from her early eggs but we'll give them a try wink

Pete


Edited by pete55 - 3/28/11 at 12:43am

HELLO FROM ENGLAND
Keeping; Exhibition Dewlap Toulouse (Grey & Buff), Buff Africans, Sebastopols, Rheas & Parrots.

 

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Keeping; Exhibition Dewlap Toulouse (Grey & Buff), Buff Africans, Sebastopols, Rheas & Parrots.

 

NEW PICTURE ALBUMS ADDED.
 

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post #12 of 195

Hi Pete,

I've really enjoyed following the threads on the macaw, rhea, and now the dewlap Toulouse.  Thanks so much for educating and sharing with us! 

PS:  My Bassett Hound's name was Cedric lol

Wife, mom and grandma.  Animal kids include 5 PMU Quarter Horses, 15 Nigerian Dwarf goats, 6 ducks, 3 Toulouse geese, 30-something chickens, 3 dogs, 6 cats, 2 rats, fish and a turtle.
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Wife, mom and grandma.  Animal kids include 5 PMU Quarter Horses, 15 Nigerian Dwarf goats, 6 ducks, 3 Toulouse geese, 30-something chickens, 3 dogs, 6 cats, 2 rats, fish and a turtle.
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post #13 of 195
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Originally Posted by pete55 

Well strange that you mention the Bassett Hound because I can see the resemblence.  Guess what - here's a picture of our dog Bertie who takes all the animals in his stride tongue

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/80310_bass-sire.jpg

Oh my gosh I must have a thing for floppy faced pets lau

Pete


I'm sorry, but I couldn't resist.  This is Daschle, our sweet Basset.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/81478_s_tonguecropped.jpg

I'm actually interested in getting Dewlap Toulouse geese!  Maybe it IS a floppy faced pet thing.

Amanda

Heritage breed chickens along with Black Copper Marans, 3 Cayugas, a crested Khaki Campbell-Cayuga, 2 Cayuga x Khaki Campbell-Cayugas, 2 Mallards, 2 Pekins, 3 Indian Runners, a Silver Appleyard, a Magpie, and 2 Sebastopol geese.

3 mini-Dachshunds (1 smooth red, 1 smooth black & tan silver dapple, and 1 long-haired black & tan silver dapple).

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Heritage breed chickens along with Black Copper Marans, 3 Cayugas, a crested Khaki Campbell-Cayuga, 2 Cayuga x Khaki Campbell-Cayugas, 2 Mallards, 2 Pekins, 3 Indian Runners, a Silver Appleyard, a Magpie, and 2 Sebastopol geese.

3 mini-Dachshunds (1 smooth red, 1 smooth black & tan silver dapple, and 1 long-haired black & tan silver dapple).

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post #14 of 195

Hey Pete I want to pick your brain.....

Do you think it would be better for me to keep my egg in the turner up or is it a better idea to lay it down on the rack of the turner and secure it like that?  I didn't know if it would turn enough laying down... But then again I don't know if it really turns enough sitting up.  big_smile  (no way for me to really hand turn with working 16 hr days a few times a week)

Thanks in advance

2 meat head dogs, 2 cats,  1 RIR and 1 Welsummer hen, and 2 crazy Roos one's a SLW and the other RIR.
9 new chicks hanging out in the brooder
Pekin ducks hatching 4/20 http://www.ustream.tv/channel/emmalion
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2 meat head dogs, 2 cats,  1 RIR and 1 Welsummer hen, and 2 crazy Roos one's a SLW and the other RIR.
9 new chicks hanging out in the brooder
Pekin ducks hatching 4/20 http://www.ustream.tv/channel/emmalion
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post #15 of 195
Thread Starter 

Hi
I would incubate on its side and secure the egg.  Once a day hand turn the egg 180 degrees - that should be adequate for healthy membrane development.

Im keeping my fingers crossed for you fl

Pete

HELLO FROM ENGLAND
Keeping; Exhibition Dewlap Toulouse (Grey & Buff), Buff Africans, Sebastopols, Rheas & Parrots.

 

NEW PICTURE ALBUMS ADDED.
 

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HELLO FROM ENGLAND
Keeping; Exhibition Dewlap Toulouse (Grey & Buff), Buff Africans, Sebastopols, Rheas & Parrots.

 

NEW PICTURE ALBUMS ADDED.
 

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post #16 of 195

Thank you for your advise.  I was thinking I should do it that way but I wanted someone who knows what they are doing to say it too.  I am going to wait a few more days to do it because it was a shipped egg.  I want to make sure the aircell stays intact.  Not that it looked bad to begin with but I want to be sure.  Now to make another ducttape belt for it.  lol  Don't worry no sticky touching the egg except for a tiny spot just to make sure the belt doesn't fall off.

2 meat head dogs, 2 cats,  1 RIR and 1 Welsummer hen, and 2 crazy Roos one's a SLW and the other RIR.
9 new chicks hanging out in the brooder
Pekin ducks hatching 4/20 http://www.ustream.tv/channel/emmalion
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2 meat head dogs, 2 cats,  1 RIR and 1 Welsummer hen, and 2 crazy Roos one's a SLW and the other RIR.
9 new chicks hanging out in the brooder
Pekin ducks hatching 4/20 http://www.ustream.tv/channel/emmalion
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post #17 of 195
Thread Starter 

That all sounds cool to me cool

Leaving it vertical for a few days is a good idea and I did this with shipped eggs when their air cells had detached wink

HELLO FROM ENGLAND
Keeping; Exhibition Dewlap Toulouse (Grey & Buff), Buff Africans, Sebastopols, Rheas & Parrots.

 

NEW PICTURE ALBUMS ADDED.
 

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HELLO FROM ENGLAND
Keeping; Exhibition Dewlap Toulouse (Grey & Buff), Buff Africans, Sebastopols, Rheas & Parrots.

 

NEW PICTURE ALBUMS ADDED.
 

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post #18 of 195

Thank you bunches Pete you have no idea how helpful you are to me right now.  hugs

2 meat head dogs, 2 cats,  1 RIR and 1 Welsummer hen, and 2 crazy Roos one's a SLW and the other RIR.
9 new chicks hanging out in the brooder
Pekin ducks hatching 4/20 http://www.ustream.tv/channel/emmalion
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2 meat head dogs, 2 cats,  1 RIR and 1 Welsummer hen, and 2 crazy Roos one's a SLW and the other RIR.
9 new chicks hanging out in the brooder
Pekin ducks hatching 4/20 http://www.ustream.tv/channel/emmalion
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post #19 of 195
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Its no problem - I dont mind at all and enjoy helping you folks out in the USA.  Alaways had fantastic holidays in the States and the people are always SO FRIENDLY lol

Spent Halloween in Disney with the family and had a ball.  Serivice was A++++++++++++ and so friendly hugs

HELLO FROM ENGLAND
Keeping; Exhibition Dewlap Toulouse (Grey & Buff), Buff Africans, Sebastopols, Rheas & Parrots.

 

NEW PICTURE ALBUMS ADDED.
 

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HELLO FROM ENGLAND
Keeping; Exhibition Dewlap Toulouse (Grey & Buff), Buff Africans, Sebastopols, Rheas & Parrots.

 

NEW PICTURE ALBUMS ADDED.
 

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post #20 of 195
Thread Starter 

DEWLAP UPDATE
Now at 5.5 days and the 2 eggs showing early embryos are now quite distinctive and easy to see with the naked eye using the candler positioned at the air cell end.  The embryo is still at an angled axis with its head towards '7pm'.  New picture added to 'Diary' at beginning of the thread wink

The remaining 4 eggs all appear infertile with no embryonic development visible at all.  As the other 2 have been showing fertile for at least 24 hours I think its fairly accurate to conclude these will not develop.  However, I'll leave them in the incubator a little longer.

Pete


Edited by pete55 - 3/28/11 at 12:20pm

HELLO FROM ENGLAND
Keeping; Exhibition Dewlap Toulouse (Grey & Buff), Buff Africans, Sebastopols, Rheas & Parrots.

 

NEW PICTURE ALBUMS ADDED.
 

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HELLO FROM ENGLAND
Keeping; Exhibition Dewlap Toulouse (Grey & Buff), Buff Africans, Sebastopols, Rheas & Parrots.

 

NEW PICTURE ALBUMS ADDED.
 

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