What does a fertilized, cracked-open duck egg look like?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by PotatoWaffles, Mar 14, 2015.

  1. PotatoWaffles

    PotatoWaffles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just wondering what a fertilized egg will look like when it's cracked open. We collect our eggs every other day or so, so they never sit for long before they go in the fridge. I've not seen one of Waffles' eggs look like this before. The first one had a white twisty thing, the second had a tiny white spot, which is what I'm used to seeing.

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  2. chickster5003

    chickster5003 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What you are pointing at and circling is what keeps the yolk connected to the outside of the egg

    This is what a fertile egg looks like
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  3. PotatoWaffles

    PotatoWaffles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awesome! That's what I wanted to know, thanks =]
     
  4. chickster5003

    chickster5003 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Glad to help! It will be smaller though, the egg in the pic has been incubated for a minimum of 12 hours.
     

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