Fertile egg???

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by 77horses, Oct 27, 2008.

  1. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

    Aug 19, 2008
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    These are pullet eggs that our red star, Cinnamon, laid. Yes, I know they aren't good for hatching, since they are pullet eggs, but the egg that doesn't have the broken yolk sack looks like it's fertile! Cinnamon does share a coop with 3 other girls, and one RIR rooster. Look closely and you can see the germinal spot:
    (Kinda blurry, but see the white circle in the very center of the yolk?
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  2. Melilem

    Melilem Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I see it, looks fertile to me. I wonder if it was Foghorn o_O
     
  3. vfem

    vfem Yoga...The Chicken Pose

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    Its awful blurry and the spot is close to the flash. Really hard to tell... does it look like rings around a white spot. Like saturn with rings? Then it would be fertile.
     
  4. katrinag

    katrinag Chillin' With My Peeps

    To blurry.
     
  5. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

    Aug 19, 2008
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    Quote:Yep. It's not just a little speck. It's more like a circle, and I'm pretty sure it's fertile. Just wanted to see what all the experts here on BYC thought! [​IMG] So they aren't good for hatching, since they are pullet eggs???
    LOL Melilem. No, they aren't Foghorns. The buffs that he is with aren't laying yet. Cinnamon(the red star) is laying now and she is with the RIR rooster, so it's him. [​IMG]
     
  6. lockedhearts

    lockedhearts It's All About Chicken Math

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    I think that hatching pullet eggs is a matter if opinion. I have hatched them before, but I think sometimes they do not hatch properly.
     
  7. Mrs MIA

    Mrs MIA Chick Magnet

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    If you could get a clear photo of the spot, it might help. All eggs have the white spot... what indicates that it's fertile is a ring around it. Like saturn, or a bulls-eye.

    I think that a lot of people forego hatching pullet eggs because they're so small. Larger eggs give the chick a better chance. But if your pullet is laying full sized eggs, then there shouldn't be any problem hatching them if they're fertile. [​IMG]
     

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