Fertile or Not???

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by jedgeworth, Jan 15, 2013.

  1. jedgeworth

    jedgeworth Out Of The Brooder

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  2. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Overrun With Chickens

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    I think its fertil so hard to tell in pictures. All yolks have a white dot on them its when they ahve a ring around that dot that they are fertil. Hopefully someone can give a more experianced opnion.
     
  3. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    No, I don't think that's a fertile egg, sorry.
     
  4. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG]Here is a pic of one of my fertile quail eggs if that helps at all
     
  5. Sally Sunshine

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    [​IMG]Do you have a better straight on pic of it?






    Is it Fertile or Infertile?


    To check the fertility, simply break an egg in a bowl. Find the white spot on the yolk. If you do not, use a spoon to gently flip the yolk over until you find it.
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    If the egg is fertile, the white mark will be nearly perfectly round and in the center it will be yellow;
    it will resemble a donut. If it is infertile, the white mark will not be very round, and in most cases, smaller than that of the fertile mark. If the egg is not fertile, the 'white mark' is called a "blastodisc". If the egg is fertile, the 'white mark' it is called a "blastoderm", and this means that cell division, because of fertilization, occurred.
    A link with more pics of fertile vs Non Eggs! https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/16008/how-to-tell-a-fertile-vs-infertile-egg-pictures
     

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