Candleing question

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by taraann81, Apr 24, 2009.

  1. taraann81

    taraann81 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 9, 2009
    Ontario
    Hi everyone, I am on day 9 with my muscovy eggs. 2 were clear which was obvious the other ones show veining with a dark spot in the middle. Is this the embryo developing? I would say it looks like a blood shot eye. A dark spot with veining coming from it. I am just unsure because I've read that a dark spot is not a good thing. I have no luck trying to take pics of candling, they just look too dark to be able to see.
    I would like to assume that as long as I see veining the dark spot doesn't matter, but I am looking for reassurance!
    Thanks so much
     
  2. roxie03

    roxie03 Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm no expert (only had 4 hatches) but I would say what you are seeing is exactly as it should be.
     
  3. OCchickens

    OCchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can look at it again in a day or two. If it's a good egg you'll see more veining & clear development; if it's a dead embryo, it will look the same or the veining will start to become more faint or form a blood ring.

    Having said that, even if I think it might be dead, I always give it ample time to make sure I'm not disrupting a good embryo & don't let my pessimism get the best of me. I've been pleasantly surpised more than once!

    Yours sound good, though -- good luck!
     
  4. taraann81

    taraann81 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 9, 2009
    Ontario
    Thanks guys. I will give it more time.
     

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