Twin ducks ???

Kelly1335

In the Brooder
Jun 5, 2017
10
2
16
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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Ravynscroft

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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...
 

Kelly1335

In the Brooder
Jun 5, 2017
10
2
16
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...


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 ?
 

Ravynscroft

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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 ?

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...
 

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