Question about eggs.. PIC

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Guitartists, Apr 16, 2008.

  1. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

    Mar 21, 2008
    Michigan
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    So, is this a fertilized egg? There isn't a HUGE bullseye, but also the eggs had a small clump of something in there as well... is that the cells of the embryo?? I got these from my neighbor friend that gets them down in Indiana when he goes down... think they're hatchable??
     
  2. tat2edlady

    tat2edlady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yep that is a bull eyes.

    Mindy
     
  3. Matt A NC

    Matt A NC Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes that egg was fertile.

    That bullseye is the chick or at least what would have been a chick. It is called the Blastoderm or something like that.

    The white stringy stuff that goes from the yolk to the membrane is a stabalizer that helps keep the yolk centered.

    I can't remember the actual names of all the parts, but I know what they do.

    Matt
     
  4. aberfitch

    aberfitch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes that is a fertile healthy fresh egg. color and texture seperation is awsome.
     
  5. Lanissa86

    Lanissa86 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 26, 2008
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    So for the newbie here.....Is a fertile egg safe to eat? Do they taste differently?
     
  6. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Tastes the same. Perfectly wonderful to eat.
     
  7. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

    Mar 21, 2008
    Michigan
    I used mine in some quiche Yuuummmmmmmmmm
     
  8. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    That is indeed a blastoid or germination disk.

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