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Twin ducks ???

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Kelly1335, Jun 5, 2017.

  1. Kelly1335

    Kelly1335 In the Brooder

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    Hi new to hatching we are on day 10 one large duck egg and struggling to tell if it's 1 or 2 in one egg let me know what you think (this is all exciting) x


     

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  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

  3. Yes....It sure looks like two.....Ravynscroft will know if they will survive and hatch....
     
  4. Kelly1335

    Kelly1335 In the Brooder

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    The air sac is all the way down the side of the and top of the egg
     
  5. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    I'm not sure, at around that stage of development the embryo tend to look like a receiver for an old rotary phone, larger blobs at both ends, but the connecting area tends to be hard to see... the way it moves in tandem, I would say it's just one...

    Did you candle the egg prior to setting? If it is a single yolker, then only one embryo... if it is a double yolker, then it could be twins...
     
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  6. Kelly1335

    Kelly1335 In the Brooder

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    I did,but did not take photo I could not really tell if it was a double was very large,larger then the other eggs but then this egg is much larger than the other so guessing it would be a larger yolk ?
     
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  7. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    Could be larger yolk or more albumen (the white of the egg) or both... if it was 2 yolks, you would have seen 2 shadows from them... but a larger yolk wouldn't develop twins, only double yolkers do...
     

  8. Kelly1335

    Kelly1335 In the Brooder

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    Than you for the reply
     
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  9. Kelly1335

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    It turns out the were twins checked them this morning and for some reason they did not make it both dead in the shell all vains had gone to :(
     

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