twins....?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by DirtCreature, Apr 3, 2012.

  1. DirtCreature

    DirtCreature Chillin' With My Peeps

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    so I noticed someone else here and myself both have double yolkers in the bator right now, which just lead to a conversation between my bf and I that i tried to look up on here and cant find the answer to....

    How do you know if they are identical twins, fraternal.... (if they both hatch)
     
  2. FireTigeris

    FireTigeris Tyger! Tyger! burning bright

    I imagine it would have to be fraternal, as there are too different eggs.

    Now if a egg with one yolk in it hatched two chicks they would be identical.
     
  3. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens


    I wouldn't think they would be identical unless the yolk split in half during incubation and created two separate embryos. The hen would have just let off two yolks at the same time. In humans, that means they are fraternal.
     

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