Fertile or Infertile? *please help soon*

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by cluckcluckgirl, Feb 27, 2013.

  1. cluckcluckgirl

    cluckcluckgirl Queen of the Coop Premium Member

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    I have an EE who laid an egg. Today, when I cracked it open, I was unsure if it was fertile. Here's a pic of it: (note, it's in black and white for better view of the blastoderm)

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    It looked like a ring. It did not have that much white in the center, but the ring got thicker towards the bottom. I have a deal with an egg buyer hoping to purchase fertile eggs soon, so all help is appreciated. Thanks[​IMG]
     
  2. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Its too out of focus, unfortunately. Do you have any better focused pics?
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Is there a reason you think you roo might not be doing the job? In my experience, if you have a healthy roo, and less than 15 hens, pretty much all the eggs are going to be fertile!

    Can't tell from the pic, sorry.
     
  4. cluckcluckgirl

    cluckcluckgirl Queen of the Coop Premium Member

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    Here are some more. My camera is a few years old, so it's definitely seen better days.

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    Definitely not very good. Here's an illustration of what it looked like:



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    My roo is healthy, and he manages 12 hens, just the tricky thing about him is that he doesn't do it when anyone's around, and I want to make sure the eggs are fertile for the buyer. [​IMG]
     
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  5. Cotton42

    Cotton42 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's really hard to tell with such blurry pictures, but it looks infertile to me.
     
  6. cluckcluckgirl

    cluckcluckgirl Queen of the Coop Premium Member

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    It looked 50/50 to me. It had a ring thicker at the bottom, but I don't know if it's fertile or infertile. So far it's 1 fertile answer to 1 infertile answer. I'm confused.[​IMG]
     
  7. salt and pepper

    salt and pepper Chillin' With My Peeps

    It looks to be infertile..
     
  8. youngchooklover

    youngchooklover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If it looks like a target it's fertile but a dot it is not. [​IMG]
     
  9. cluckcluckgirl

    cluckcluckgirl Queen of the Coop Premium Member

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    It didn't look like a dot, but not like a perfect blastoderm, like I've seen before. The ring was thicker towards the bottom, and I thought all blastoderms looked perfect. I am new to fertile eggs, so pretty uninformed about this little blastoderm.
     

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