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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Redheads5, Jan 22, 2013.
This was my egg this morning. Can anyone tell me if it is fertile or not?
It looks like it to me, but I tried zooming but it got fuzzy!!
here are my notes https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/hatching-eggs-101
and a paste from them
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.
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
Thanks Sally. That's what I think too. This eggs was only laid yesterday. From what I have read and compared to store bought this one is very round with a definite darker center.
Thats what I see too, but like I said I was trying to enlarge the pic and just wouldnt let me!!! You will be setting eggs soon!!! YAY!!!
What are you going to set???
It is a cross between a Rhode Island Red and a Cochin. I gave my husband 4 "hens" for Christmas and to our surprise, last week we heard a cock a doodle doo!
LOL why does that always happen he he he!!