2 embryo in 1 egg? Please look at picture

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  1. lucysducks11

    lucysducks11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm on day 11 , I candled all 11 eggs , everything checks out great, all 11 are developing wonderfully, this one is different than the rest. Are these 2 black spots 2 separate babies?? Please someone weigh in [​IMG]
     
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  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Dark Sider Premium Member

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    It does look like you have twins. This is going to be a tricky incubation. If there's enough room and nutrients for both of them and they make it to hatch, you'll want to plan on having to assist.
     
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  3. FridayYet

    FridayYet Innocent Bystander

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    There are some YouTube videos on assisting a twin hatch, it might be helpful to watch them if they develop that far.

    Good luck!
     
  4. lucysducks11

    lucysducks11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I'm not going nuts , this looks like twins to you as well?? Holy cow, I think mother nature is testing me
     
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  5. Pyxis

    Pyxis Dark Sider Premium Member

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    Yep, that egg is a double yolker, so both zygotes have developed into embryos :) Definitely seems to be twins.
     
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  6. lucysducks11

    lucysducks11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I mean what are the odds in this happening?
     
  7. Pyxis

    Pyxis Dark Sider Premium Member

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    Well, equal odds as to getting a double yolk egg :) I have a leghorn who lays them constantly. I've even had one with three yolks in it. I just don't set them because I don't want the stress of dealing with twins, lol. If you have a double yolker and you set it odds are both blastoderms will start to develop. No guarantee they'll make it to hatch, though.
     
  8. lucysducks11

    lucysducks11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm going to treat them with extra love, educate myself and hope for the best, I am pretty fascinated by the entire thing...
     
  9. FridayYet

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    It is fascinating, and there will probably be several others that will follow along wishing you the best!
     
  10. Teila

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    Yep and I am one of the “several others” [​IMG]

    Subscribing and have everything crossed that all goes well [​IMG]
     

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