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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Mrsfoote, Oct 24, 2011.
Obviously the one with the arrow.
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
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.
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.
Only fertilized eggs have the white dot.
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.
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...)
I'm taking my words back, I understood that the eggs starts some development until it is laid.
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