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questions on candling results

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by TLWR, Apr 16, 2012.

  1. TLWR

    TLWR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    After looking at candling pics on Metzer Farms page, I had questions about the viability of our eggs at school.
    I checked them all again today. Of 21, I'm sure 14 are good (and all 4 chicken eggs). The other 7 seem similar to each other, but not entirely similar to the 14 good eggs, though some are closer than others.

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    Craptastic image, but you can see how there is more "stuff in these ones and less veining. Most of the Iffy 7 are like this. But there are still easy to see veins.
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    Another questionable one - veins and 'stuff' but no clue if it is a good egg or not
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    Even more craptastic image, but one or two look like this - if you look hard with turning the egg the right way, you can see veins no problem, but lots of 'stuff' in there.
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    All the easy to identify good eggs were moving around like crazy. I dragged teachers and directors into bathrooms and closets to show everybody LOL
    The "iffy" eggs - some seemed to maybe move.

    Duck eggs were set on 28 March and due to hatch ~25 April. So they are day ~19. The chicken eggs were set a week later and also due to hatch ~25 April.
    The "iffy" eggs were most difficult to get pics of since there isn't a lot lit up.
    They ALL have air sacs at the fat end on top.
    Any insight?
     
  2. Fleabuskitty

    Fleabuskitty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have found this website to have some pretty good photos for comparing eggs to, but I'm not too good at judging eggs by candling photos.
     
    Last edited: Apr 16, 2012

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