OK, so my daughter wants to begin breeding and showing Silkies - which is great because I raise egg-layers only and she has not shown any interest in chickens until now. I got a new incubator for Christmas that has all the "bells and whistles". I found a lot of 12 FERTILE silkie eggs, random coloring and purchased them. They have been in the incubator now for 8 days, and only TWO of them have developed very well - 2 others show MAYBE one vein, 2 have a red spot in the yolk - but the other 6 have shown NO changes at ALL. Of course, sellers on E-bay state that once the package leaves their home, they are not responsible for improper handling or improper incubating.. now, the eggs came to me CLEANED - which was the first warning sign.. I haven't contacted her yet regarding this, because I kinda know what she will say - she isn't responsible.. but I am thinking that perhaps if I can show that 6 of the eggs weren't fertile to begin with then I may have a leg to stand on - and maybe she will send more, refund some of my money OR I may be able to use the e-bay buyer protection to recoup my loss.. Can someone tell me if those eggs that do not even have the blood spot were infertile to begin with. For my daughter's sake - I really hope that the two eggs that will hatch will be a rooster and a hen - then she can at least know that she will be able to breed them soon! Thanks everyone!!