Are these eggs fertilized??

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Molly04, Nov 21, 2019.

  1. Molly04

    Molly04 Chirping

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    trying to figure out whether these duck eggs are fertilized egg.jpg SAM_3803.JPG SAM_3809.JPG SAM_3812.JPG
     
  2. sylviethecochin

    sylviethecochin Free Ranging

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    They are not.
     
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  3. Skippersnh

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    nope
     
  4. Molly04

    Molly04 Chirping

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    ok thanks!
     
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  5. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    Hmmm...not sure.
    Pretty definitive ring around blastodisc.
     
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  6. FortCluck

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    I'm with @aart there is definitely a ring around the blastodisc...

    Have an incubator?

    I'd put them in and see. I see a bullseye like you would with a fertile egg.
     
  7. Molly04

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    I do have an incubator but it's in use right now with chicken eggs. The really strange thing about this is that if they're fertilized I have no idea how they came to be that way... I have three female ducks and it seems VERY unlikely that it was a wild duck because I never see them at my house and my ducks are penned up. So if they are fertilized the only explanation is that one of my 8 month old female ducks is going through a sex change...needless to say I am very confused. I didn't get a picture of it, but about a week ago I cracked open an egg from them that had a very distinct bullseye and was in no doubt fertilized
     
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  8. FortCluck

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    Hmmm when you're done with the incubator, put some of the eggs in and see what happens.

    I do know that some eggs can look fertilized, but they truly aren't. I forget what it's called, but others have had it happen.
     
  9. aart

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    Parthenogenesis.
     
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    Thank you :lauI wouldn't be able to remember that word even if I tried!
     
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