Quail Embryo Development (Graphic! PG-13)

Discussion in 'Quail' started by neb, Sep 11, 2010.

  1. neb

    neb Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 11, 2010
    South Africa
    Hi Everyone [​IMG]

    For the past seven days I have been incubating 88 Rain Quail Eggs [​IMG]. I have not been having much luck with the temperature control, and I thought all hope was lost. But I have found development in the embryos [​IMG].

    When I went to check and turn the eggs, one of them fell out and cracked [​IMG], so I decided to do an autopsy (felt a bit like CSI) [​IMG].
    I had heard of people floating eggs to test them, and this egg had not cracked open, it was just a hairline crack [​IMG]. So I floated it and the results were amazing, the egg floated with the big end just above the water (I believe this is were it is meant to be).

    I then cracked open the egg and this is what I found. A 7 day old embryo which looks exactly like it should on day 7, so maybe there is hope?
    (Sorry about the unclear pics, it is with my phone)

    Here is a picture of someone else's 7 day old embryo for comparison.

    Close up of 7 day old embryo development.

    If anyone else has pictures to add to this thread to help with comparison that would be great. What do you guys think?


  2. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

    Feb 6, 2010
    Tampa Bay
    I have pictures, just have to look for them lol...will post them here if you want [​IMG]
  3. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

    Jan 26, 2010
    Texas, Panhandle
    OMG - [​IMG]
    That last pic looks like an alein! [​IMG]

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