Miniscule Embryo - Abnormally small. Seems underdeveloped. Alive.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Ravie, Apr 16, 2012.

  1. Ravie

    Ravie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 4, 2010
    Greenfield, Indiana
    Hi everyone,

    I set some lovely porcelain d'anver eggs on Thursday. I candled them yesterday and today. Thankfully, only one had to be discarded. But there is one I'm concerned about. The embryo is MUCH, MUCH tinier than the others. I could see its heart beating, so it is definitely alive.

    In comparison to other porcelain d'anver eggs, I'd say this embryo is less than 1/4 the size and less developed in appearance (no visible eye, veining was minimal). All eggs were mailed to me by the same person. They came from the same stock, and were set on the same day.

    Has anyone seen this before?
  2. Lacrystol

    Lacrystol Hatching Helper

    Jun 13, 2009
    Diamond, Ohio
    Yes, in fact I'm in the same exact situation, I have 12 paints 11 were very noticeable on day 7 the last one was extremely small looked like he was on day 2, I exspect him to be either a quitter or very very late arrival.. Mine we also shipped and set the same day. Your not alone...

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