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Discussion in 'Ducks' started by stargazingmommy, Sep 8, 2011.

  1. stargazingmommy

    stargazingmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Now that she's laying, i had different questions.
    Are double yolks common? Every one of Doctors eggs so far have been double yolks.
    Blood spots- what do they mean?
    How can you tell if the eggs are fertile?
     
  2. ZoeS95423

    ZoeS95423 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have one duck that lays double yokes, and I am not sure what it means.
    I believe "blood spots" are how you tell they are fertile.
     
  3. dianaross77

    dianaross77 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 10, 2010
    Grand Blanc, MI
    The blood spots are just tiny pieces of lining from the reproductive tract. You can just pick them out. Double yolks are common in birds that have just begun laying. In a fertile egg there will be a lighter yellow bullseye on the yolk.
     
  4. animalsRawesome

    animalsRawesome Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I never knew that the blood spots came from the reproductive tract! dianaross77 is correct about the bullseye.
    ETA: My chickens who are just starting to lay also are known for laying doubleyolks. Yum!
     
    Last edited: Sep 8, 2011

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