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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

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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 Songster

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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

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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 Songster

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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

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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. It looks to be infertile..
     

  8. youngchooklover

    youngchooklover Crowing

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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

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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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