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No veins but a large black dot in the egg??

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Lucky1, Apr 21, 2012.

  1. Lucky1

    Lucky1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was going through the incubator and pitching infertile eggs, blood rings e.c.t. and i came across an egg that looked infertile from the top, but i couldn't find the air cell, so i turned it around and found out it was upside down for 7 days, and i saw this black unmoving dot that looked like an embryo and it was stuck to the side, there were defiantly no veins, should i keep it or just pitch it?
     
  2. Habibs Hens

    Habibs Hens Cream Legbar Keeper

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    that looks to me like early death [image 3]

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    1. Clear when candled - probably infertile
    (or very early death) when candled at 1/3 of the
    incubation period.

    2. Fertile with red blood vessels - after 1/3 of the
    incubation period.

    3. Red or black staining - early death when candled
    after 1/3 of the incubation period.

    4. Embryo with red blood ‘ring’ - early death when
    candled after 1/3 of the incubation period.

    5. Dark outline with ill defined detail - late death
    (1/2 or 2/3 through incubation period).

    6. Live embryo with bill in air sack - due to hatch in
    24-48 hours.
     
    Last edited: Apr 21, 2012
  3. Lucky1

    Lucky1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the info, i will put it in the garbage with the other 14 bad eggs.
     

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