Fertile EgG? With Pic

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Mrsfoote, Oct 24, 2011.

  1. Mrsfoote

    Mrsfoote Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 19, 2010
    Laurel Montana
    [​IMG] Obviously the one with the arrow.
     
  2. amosygal

    amosygal Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes, looks like it started to develop.
    All eggs have a small white point, but this one seems to have grown.
    Thanks for the picture [​IMG]
     
  3. guinea fowl galore

    guinea fowl galore Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 12, 2009
    Australia
    The two top ones are fertile, I cant see the one at the bottom properly to tell wether it is also.
    but as amosygal said, the top left one has started to develop.
     
  4. amosygal

    amosygal Out Of The Brooder

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    As far as I know, it is impossible to tell if an egg is fertile or not just by looking at it, since all eggs (also unfertile ones) have a tiny white spot.
     
  5. bikerchic

    bikerchic Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 22, 2011
    Virginia
    Only fertilized eggs have the white dot.
     
  6. colby318

    colby318 got 'dottes?

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    All yolks should have a white dot. That's the potential chick from the hen. If it's fertilized, it'll look like a bullseye with concentric rings.
     
  7. amosygal

    amosygal Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:But only if it started some kind of development. If it's fresh there is no way to tell. (that's what I know anyway...)
     
  8. amosygal

    amosygal Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm taking my words back, I understood that the eggs starts some development until it is laid.
     
  9. colby318

    colby318 got 'dottes?

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    If you look at the sticky at the top of the "incubating and hatching eggs" in the index, post #4 from the moderators has a good picture of fertile vs. nonfertile including freshly laid. I can pull one from the nesting box and tell.

    Good luck with your eggs!

    Colby in Kentucky
     

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