Maybe a stupid question but... need to know!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by MakNat, Nov 18, 2009.

  1. MakNat

    MakNat Songster

    Aug 19, 2008
    Ok, after an egg is cracked how can you tell if it is fertile or not??? The store bought eggs I know are not fertile, right..? But they still have a little white gristly looking thing next to the yolk. Is the fertile part the tiny circle shaped thing In the yolk??

  2. Paganbird

    Paganbird CrescentWood Farm

    Apr 25, 2009
    Western Pa
  3. farmin'chick

    farmin'chick Songster

    Apr 13, 2009
    Rocky Mount VA
    And the answer is...The white ropy stuff is what holds the yolk in place inside the egg -- don't worry about that part. All eggs will have a little white spot somewhere on the yolk, and when it is fertilized you'll see a little ring in the middle. The above link is great to see pictures of it.

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