WHAT is THIS? A guinea egg?

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by AnnaLease, Oct 22, 2011.

  1. AnnaLease

    AnnaLease Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I found this in the chicken/guinea coop this morning:
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    Chicken egg on left, mystery egg on right. It sure doesn't look like a chicken egg! The guineas are about 20 weeks old now. Is it possible that this is a guinea egg?
     
  2. silkielover5

    silkielover5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    probley is a guinea egg. their eggs are big and pointy. also if you crack it open guinea eggs are alot thicker then a chicken egg
     
  3. PeepsCA

    PeepsCA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is most likely one of the first eggs, from a young Guinea pullet. They typically do not have a yolk and are called "fart eggs"... seriously, look it up, lol.
     
  4. JMarch

    JMarch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    looks like a "fart" egg- probably has no yolk- happens when a piece of ovarian tissue breaks loose from a young hen and the oviduct thinks it's an egg, so it creates an albumin and shell- crack it open- will probably have a tiny red fleck in there.
     
  5. AnnaLease

    AnnaLease Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, I cracked it open, and it had a nice little yoke in it!
     
  6. PeepsCA

    PeepsCA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Was it fertile? (Bulls eye on the yolk)
     
  7. perchie.girl

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  8. AnnaLease

    AnnaLease Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I didn't look that closely, but I don't think so. I didn't know I was supposed to look for a bull's eye- sorry.
     

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