Looking for Double Yolk Eggs of Any Kind for a school Project

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Erka97, Feb 11, 2019.

  1. Erka97

    Erka97 Chirping

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    Hello. I am a college student and I have decided to do a somewhat unusual research project; I would like to study twinning in birds, examine the DNA of twinned birds or embryos, as well as explore methods of increasing hatch rates for these twins as I understand only about one percent make it.
    That said, I am looking for fertilized double yolk eggs -or any eggs expected to produce twins, though I don't know how you'd tell with a single yolk. I'd be willing to pay a small amount for them, but hopefully not too much as I am a college student and I am unsure if my college will help me pay for eggs. Donations, while certainly not expected, would make me very happy.
    Currently all I have is one double sized emu egg on the way and another in discussion as I happened across a few and got the idea for studying twinning from a couple articles I found on the internet showing that the first surviving and confirmed avian identical twins were emus. I'd like to get eggs of a species that can actually be observed while it is developing, though, and besides I don't know of any other species that has been studied in quite the same way -which means, hopefully, mine will be all the more new and interesting should it have any success.
     
  2. SeanGavinTracey

    SeanGavinTracey Chirping

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    My production red throws a double about once a month I could hook you up..
     
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  4. Erka97

    Erka97 Chirping

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    I can't really see the difference with all those eggs, but so long as it's double yolk and fertile it should work.. If not for the project itself then at least for my own personal experiment [I sort of sprung the project on my college when I happened across that emu egg]. Anyway what would you want for it/them and would you ship? I'm in PA so it'd have a considerable distance to travel.
     
  5. SeanGavinTracey

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    I'd have to mail em for you but when any of my hens throws a fertile double. Yolk I can mail it to you packaged well. I'm sure you could hook me back up with postage...
     
  6. Erka97

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    Probably, depending on cost. I am a college student, but I can't imagine chicken eggs would cost that much. They're tiny, at least compared to the emus.
     
  7. SeanGavinTracey

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    Yeah I'm 4$ a dozen lol if my hens throw a double I'll mail it to you in the interest of science... Just shoot me back postage. I'm disabled and live on a fixed income... Lol you know who else studied twins? Dr Mengele lol.....
     
  8. Erka97

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    I promise I won't chop them up and exchange body parts or purposely give them diseases or anything. Worst I'll do is dig them out of the egg [carefully] if they don't manage to do it themselves -That I probably will have to do, but I've done it before with badly positioned chicks.
    Thanks for helping. I'll send you pictures or a video or something if I get anything to actually hatch, as well as postage [I assume paypal can do that.]
    Private message me on here to exchange the needed information, and I'd also like to see what your birds look like in case I do get them to hatch.
     
  9. SeanGavinTracey

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    If you're too young to know who he was google him. He was a key scientist to the third reich. I'm German but my family immigrated and even helped Oppenheimer develop his bomb. I'm from engineer stock.... I just choose to live simply and follow a Buddhist way. Unlike my forefathers.. Knowledge is power in the wrong hands it's destruction. The Nobel prize was first awarded to the man that invented dynamite lol
     
  10. SeanGavinTracey

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    I'm actually fascinated by your study please keep me posted....
     

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