Need help identifying fertilized eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ducaria, Feb 22, 2015.

  1. ducaria

    ducaria New Egg

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    I'm new to chickens and need some help identifying if these eggs are fertilized.[​IMG]
     
  2. Twistedfeather

    Twistedfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Before I make any guesses do you have a cock (rooster)? A hen can lay eggs without a rooster present.

    Blastodisc are the infertile dots you see while the blastoderm is a bunch of concentric rings like a bullseye.
     
  3. Nupe

    Nupe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The top one, I can't tell but the bottom 2 definitely look fertile to me.
     
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  4. ducaria

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    Yes I do have a rooster. Never seen them mate though. It's a unclear pics but the lower one looks like a bullseye but not sure.
     
  5. ducaria

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    Thanks. Yeah top I didnt bother to find the embryo because I broke the yoke.
     
  6. Nupe

    Nupe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If they weren't fertile, the blastodisc (sp?) would be the size of a pin head. The "bullseye" isn't always apparent but you can tell by the size of the blemish.
     
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  7. ducaria

    ducaria New Egg

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    I see. Thanks for your help.
     

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