I can't tell if my dove egg embryo is alive or not!

Lynne Ismail

Jun 2, 2017
Beirut, Lebanon
I got this dove egg from a local farm, and I started incubating it at home. Day by day it seemed to grow well. But today, (Approximately 7 days later) I was candling my egg and I noticed this thick blood ring around the embryo. I do know that blood rings mean the embryo is dead. But when I look closer, I can see the embryo moving around, lightly bobbing its head too. If it's alive, then why is there a blood ring? Please someone tell me what is happening! First photo is just 2 days ago, and the second with three sections is today. Ps. How long do white dove eggs need to hatch?


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is the embryo moving?

If so, the thing to do is to keep an eye on it to see if it dies. So far, the egg does not look like a dead egg with a blood ring.

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