Was this egg fertile?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Floof, Mar 29, 2017.

  1. Floof

    Floof Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got two dozen eggs for hatching from a guy off craigslist and day 6 none of them have developed. I cracked open one and this is what the yolk looks like. I have a loose understanding that there should be a bulls eye if it was fertilized but it's still not clear to me what I'm looking at. It looks like a white dot with a yellow hallo. That's not right... Right?
    Well I leave it to your expert opinions: fertile or infertile?

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    Last edited: Mar 29, 2017
  2. eggbert420

    eggbert420 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks fertilized. Could tell better if you crop the picture around the white spot. It should have a ring around it. Like a bulls eye
     
  3. Floof

    Floof Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    To me the egg looks infertile. After 6 days of incubation there will be some decay in the blastodisc which can sometimes make it tricky to tell but to me it looks infertile.

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  5. Floof

    Floof Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If it Truly is fertilized, what could have happened? There should be SOME development by day 6 right? Does it indicate that he may have refrigerated them or something?
     
  6. eggbert420

    eggbert420 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Infertile. Sorry I'm on my cell I couldn't see it to well on the old pic.
     
  7. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Egg was not fertile.
     
  8. Floof

    Floof Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you everyone. I just sent the guy an email to let him know. I'm giving him the benefit of the doubt that he didn't know but hopefully giving him a heads up can save someone else the disappointment of hand turning two dozen infertile eggs.
     

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