Was this egg fertile?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by MacTech, Dec 13, 2014.

  1. MacTech

    MacTech Chillin' With My Peeps

    I gathered this egg on 12/2/14, it's been under refrigeration since then, am I seeing the "bullseye" on the yolk?

  2. Dcat

    Dcat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 19, 2014
    AA County Maryland
    I would say yes, yes it is.
  3. The Colonel

    The Colonel Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 23, 2014
    Middle TN
    Yes it's fertile.
  4. MacTech

    MacTech Chillin' With My Peeps

    Good to know :)

    And the correct syntax in this case, is...
    "Yes, it *WAS* fertile"

    Shortly after the photo was taken, they became scrambled eggs, quite tasty

    Now I know what to look for, it'll also be a good photo to show people that think eating fertile eggs are "gross", the only difference between a fertile and infertile egg collected right after laying is a small disc of developing cells....

    Admittedly if the hen has had more than 24 hours sitting on the egg, there would be a little more difference.....

    The egg was from one of my Buff Orpingtons, and there was a 50/50 chance the father was either Tribble or Raven

    So it could have been a Silkie/Cochin/Orp mix (Tribble+BO), or a Cochin/Orp (Raven/BO) mix

    ...turns out Raven is all Cochin, both parents

    Once one of my hens goes broody, I'll let her hatch some eggs, either mix should be adorable....
    Last edited: Dec 13, 2014

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