Is this egg fertile?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Trish1974, Mar 14, 2018.

  1. Trish1974

    Trish1974 Araucana enthusiast

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    I've seen the numerous photos of fertile vs infertile eggs online, but my eyes are old and I'm new at this. Was hoping you more experienced chicken folks could help me out. What do you think...fertile or infertile?
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  2. ChickenGirl555

    ChickenGirl555 Songster

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    I think fertile, but I'm not nearly as experienced as most of the people here. I'd wait for somebody else to say something before taking my advice.
     
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  3. ChickNanny13

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    Inexperienced guess = non fertile, no "bulls eye" just the white spot
     
  4. ChickenGirl555

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    Yes, actually I’m starting to see no bullseye. Sorry, guess you’ll have to wait a little bit for the fertilized egg to come through!
     
  5. Trish1974

    Trish1974 Araucana enthusiast

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    Well darn...but thank you both for answering!
     
  6. aart

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    Ehhh...hard to say, could be fertile even without hard line bullseye.
     
  7. lazy gardener

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    Agreed with aart. Sometimes a very fresh egg will not have a well developed blastoderm. I would vote fertile.
     
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  8. SueT

    SueT Free Ranging

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    That's good news, some of mine look like that, and I've wondered.
     
  9. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    Been thinking about this.
    Good strong bullseye for sure fertile, but not all mine have a bullseye,
    and I've had pretty good development rates tho I don't hatch a ton.

    Have seen them look like this with NO cockbird present, so......<shrugs>

    There's no guarantee, and you can't see the blastodisc before incubating,
    and can't incubate after breaking and seeing the blastodisc,
    so we'll never know for sure if this type of blastodisc is truly fertile or not.
     
  10. ChickNanny13

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    Learning is forever ....
     

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