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Is this egg fertile?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by FlockO5ive, Nov 5, 2014.

  1. Yes

    1 vote(s)
  2. No

    0 vote(s)
  1. FlockO5ive

    FlockO5ive Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 21, 2012
    Tampa, FL
    I recently had to rehome our Ameracauna rooster (we can't have them) but I kept him as long as I could to get some babies. I have never seen him mate with my Ameracauna but when I checked an egg today I saw this. Is it fertile? If so I'm gonna save a clutch of her eggs to incubate.
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Looks like a fertile egg. A general rule of thumb is 2 weeks of high fertility, 1 week of moderate fertility, and 1 week of occasional fertility after a rooster has been removed. Understand that this all depends upon the fertility of the rooster involved.
  3. Rachele anne

    Rachele anne Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 30, 2014
    The light white target on the yolk means fertile

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