vote for my egg yolk: Fertile or INfertile?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by rosco, Dec 13, 2009.

  1. rosco

    rosco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    here are two photos of an egg yolk from an egg collected at the same time as the ones i'm incubating. but this one was refrigerated.
    first photo shows two dots (front portion and top portion of yolk in this photo)
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    this white mass was found on the opposite side.
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    it is in the second photo that i think i see development.
     
    Last edited: Dec 13, 2009
  2. Germaine_11.20

    Germaine_11.20 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I see a bullseye below the white mass to the right
     
  3. mstricer

    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

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    If your egg is feritle it will have a small bulls eye in the middle of the yolk. Its hard to notice at first then you start to notice when ever you eat an egg
     
  4. Camelot Farms

    Camelot Farms Chickenista

    I'll toss in my vote as infertile.

    I always look for a bullseye on the yolks to identify fertility.

    I of course am not an expert, just a guesser [​IMG]
     
  5. mstricer

    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

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  6. rosco

    rosco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:That is what i'm thinking as well. what is the white swirly mass in the 2nd photo? you can't see it in photo, but there were two little black spots.
     
  7. rosco

    rosco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    this egg was doubtfully on 1st day. i'm wondering if the second photo doesn't show the development of a 2 or 3day embryo (or is it fetus?). here is the timechart that leads me to wonder this:
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    i could be wrong, but i think the bullseye is gone by day 2 or three. what do yall know about this?
     
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  8. Camelot Farms

    Camelot Farms Chickenista

    Quote:That is what i'm thinking as well. what is the white swirly mass in the 2nd photo? you can't see it in photo, but there were two little black spots.

    Remember that the chart shows growth which wouldnt start until after incubation started. So, when I get my eggs out of the nest box, they just have the bullseye. They wouldnt get anything else unless someone has been incubating them.

    Could this egg have been incubated by a hen for 48 hours?
     
  9. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    I honestly can not see a fertile bulleye in your pics. Also you will not have development of any kind until you begin incubation either by a broody hen or incubator.
     
  10. rosco

    rosco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i cracked another egg. the center of what i think is a bullseye is dark.

    Do yall think this egg is fertile?
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