bullseye/fertile egg question?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by thorton, Mar 31, 2015.

  1. thorton

    thorton New Egg

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    Is it possible to already have a fertile egg with only one day with rooster. I saw him holding her down, but not sure if he actually did his job.

    I understand a fertile egg will have a bullseye. I have a egg with a white center, then a shade of lighter white surrounding the center. Is this fertile ? Or should there be a ring around this?
    To me it looks like a bullseye, and it hard for me to believe it's fertilize with only day together?!
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    Just a post note, this is also a larger egg than she usually lays.
     
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    I think it's a little soon yet for fertile eggs. Your egg seems to be infertile as its not the donut i see on your pics. Here is a pic of fertile eggs
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  3. farnorth

    farnorth Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Usually takes at least 3 days after first mating to get fertile eggs.
     
  4. thorton

    thorton New Egg

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    Okay thank you! I thought it was to soon also. I can clearly see the difference in the two pictures. I will use this to compare later eggs.
     

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