Twin ducklings one Yoke( pictures)

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Faithfarm, Jul 5, 2011.

  1. Faithfarm

    Faithfarm Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi I had a strange thing happen to me this morning. I was hatching duck eggs and they were pipping. Yesterday I was making sure all had air holes so they could breath. Yesterday would have been 4 weeks. We have 6 eggs that were hatching.
    I was checking on them this morning one was not moving.[​IMG] I opened him up more hoping that it was ok. I saw know movement so I decided to open the egg up to see how much yoke was left. I thought this would help to know if I needed to help the other ducklings. To my amazement there were not one but two ducklings in the egg. :/This was a normal size duck egg and they were sharing the same yoke. The twins were fully developed and normal. Has any one ever heard of this? I have been hatching eggs for years and never seen it myself. Here are the pictures.
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  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Quote:I've heard of it ,and I don't think they live. sorry for your loss.
     
  3. DuckLover9138

    DuckLover9138 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow! Tell us if it lives. I hope it does!
     
  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Oh my gosh I am sorry, I took it that they didn't make it. I hope they have and did.
     
  5. lovesgliders

    lovesgliders Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oooh, that is so sad. [​IMG]
     
  6. Faithfarm

    Faithfarm Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes sorry they died:( I so wish they would of made it. It would have been so amazing
     
  7. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Quote:oh I am sorry, it's amazing they made it till fully developed inside that normal size egg.
     
  8. desertdarlene

    desertdarlene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There was someone here (I think it was Duckyfromoz) who almost hatched 2 ducklings just like yours. But, Ducky's egg was very large. They almost made it, too. Sorry about yours, though, they would have been beautiful.
     
  9. duckyfromoz

    duckyfromoz Quackaholic

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    [​IMG] So sorry they didnt make it... It would have been such an incredibly rare occurence if they had. Yes Darlene - You are correct- I had a huge double yolker last year that got to the point of pipping.

    Hatching from a double yolker is rare enough...but it certainly looks that these were identicle twins sharing the same yolk - I havent heard of that ever resulting in a live hatch. I did read a story where someone had a certain number of eggs in a nest and the mother was later walking around with her ducklings which numbered one more than the number of eggs...

    Thanks for posting Faithfarm - Its very interesting to see.
     
  10. Animalian

    Animalian Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ooo never heard of IDENTICAL twin in the same egg, just fraternal. Very interesting/cool but makes me sad at the same time [​IMG]
     

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