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Do these look fertile? Better Picture added!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by kelseygirl707, Mar 8, 2009.

  1. kelseygirl707

    kelseygirl707 Dances with Chickens

    Mar 3, 2009
    Lakeport, Ca.
    So I bought 1 dozen rhoad Island Red fertile eggs today, but 3 of them were too dirty to put in the incubator, so I cracked them to see if they were fertile (the guy I bought them from was a little fishy.[​IMG]...), and I dont see the red spot, but this is my first time, am I mssing something?



    If they don't work out I also bought 17 eggs (4 different breeds) from another local very nice lady, whome I trust, so no big loss. [​IMG]

    Thanks guys!

    I added a better picture on page 2!
    Last edited: Mar 8, 2009
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    At least one is. Red spots (blood spots) have nothing to do with fertility--that is just a broken blood vessel from the hen.
    Cant tell on most due to the glare.
  3. dave_Cash69

    dave_Cash69 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 15, 2009
    they dont look fertile to me
    but maybe an expert will come along
    i dont think its a redspot that determines if its fertile or not
    i beleive it a white ring in the middle.
  4. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    It doesn't look like there are any "bullseye's" there, but as SH said, there is a lot of glare.
  5. sandyj

    sandyj Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 3, 2008
    St.Paul, Minnesota
    Which one is fertile? I can't tell. To me they look not fertilized.
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I was thinking I saw a bullseye on the very bottom egg in the pics, but I'm not entirely sure at second glance. There is just too much glare to see.
    It's hard to take pic of egg yolks! I have trouble with that myself.
  7. conroy

    conroy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 10, 2008
    I can't see a bullseye on either. Unless it's on bottom... where we can't see
  8. dave_Cash69

    dave_Cash69 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 15, 2009
    yes, there is alot of glare.
  9. Chef

    Chef Chicken Connoisseur

    Dec 16, 2008
    Yup... flash is creating to much glare. You need to find the little white circle on the yolk. If it looks like a bullseye then it is fertile.

  10. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

    Jan 30, 2007
    I can't tell either, gently with your hand try turning just the yolk over, I have found many a fertile egg bullseye laying on the underside of the yolks. The yolk and white will separate just set the yolk back onto the plate or dish to tell.
    Last edited: Mar 8, 2009

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