Definate double yoker in the incubator! Gonna try to hatch it anyways!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by suzettex5, Aug 24, 2010.

  1. suzettex5

    suzettex5 Songster

    May 26, 2009
    I've been seeing a few threads about hatching double yokers, or DY's, and I decided not to hijack a thread, but start my own. When I put the egg in the bator, I didnt know it was a DY, just a really big egg. I think it came from my Barred Rock pullet. She just started laying in the last few weeks, smallish eggs, but this one is really big, so I decided to give it a try since I wanted to see what a cross would look like from her and a bantam roo.

    The only roo's I have seen breeding her are my black bantam frizzle, and 2 bantam cochins, 1 is black, the other is white, (poor girl, she's the only hen my Australorp roo will let the little guys pay any attention too!). I thought maybe if the chicks are half bantam, maybe they have a better chance of survival?

    Anyhow, I put the egg in on the 21st and I did a quick candling tonight, and thats when I saw the two, very distinct, seperate yolks, with 2 spots with veining! The yolks dont look huge, kinda like one normal one got split into two, but a tiny bit more. I tried to take pics, but couldnt get the camera to co-operate.

    So, we are gonna go on this adventure and see what, if any suprises Mother Nature may have in store for us.

    Wish me luck! [​IMG]
  2. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    Good luck!
  3. BloominOrchid

    BloominOrchid Songster

    Apr 18, 2010
    Worcester Township
    I was wondering if chickens could have "twins"
    Very cool! Keep us posted [​IMG]

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