how is this possible?

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  1. TherryChicken

    TherryChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    I have 14 hens and no roo!! However as we cracked open almost 1 dozen eggs, most of them showed fertility with a bullseye. . How is this possible?
    No there is no roo out there, not one sneaking either
     
  2. justplainbatty

    justplainbatty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You are seeing what is called the blastodisk, a tiny white spot containing the hen's genetics. If it were fertilized, it becomes a blastoderm, a white ring which is clear in the center.
     
  3. TherryChicken

    TherryChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    It's a dot and ring. Just like I've seem with my breeder birds
     
  4. mortie

    mortie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    same thing happened to me. I've seen fertile and non fertile eggs and am VERY CLEAR on the differences. Yet, many of my eggs were showing an unmistakable bullseye and there isn't a roo for miles. It's impossible for a roo to have gotten anywhere near my birds. I live in town where roosters are illegal and they spend much of their time in a fully enclosed run (including top to keep hawks out). Yet I saw bullseyes. I even posted them to ask if i was seeing things. Several experts on here agreed. Bullseyes.

    Out of curiosity, I stuck them under a broody for 5 days. Zero developement, as I expected. Ijust wanted to goof off and expected nothing to happen. After that I stopped looking because it didn't matter anyway. For all I know they're still showing weird bullseyes.

    So. How it possible? I don't have an explanation but I do know that it is totally possible for a non fertile egg to have a bullseye and fool even practiced chicken keepers.
     
  5. TherryChicken

    TherryChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Nice!
     
  6. mortie

    mortie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's a couple of pictures. One picture shows a real fertile egg and an infertile egg. The other shows am infertile egg that looks like a bullseye with an infertile egg that doesn't. I am 100% sure the egg with the bullseye that isn't fertile is not fertile. Anyone know which is which?
     
  7. TherryChicken

    TherryChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Idk the bottom?
     
  8. mortie

    mortie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In my pics I can spot one difference that might be the giveaway, but if you click on them to enlarge, you can see there are bulleye looking things in both.

    Just one of those things I guess.
     
  9. mortie

    mortie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are you guessing the bottom is the real fertile or fake fertile?
     
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    mortie Chillin' With My Peeps

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