What makes this happen?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by MeredithW, Mar 4, 2015.

  1. MeredithW

    MeredithW Chirping

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    This is happening in my duck egg:

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    (The circle around the embryo)


    . . . and I learned that it's not harmful or anything . . . but it got me to thinking, and now I'm really curious:

    What causes it?

    Does anybody know?
     
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  2. madamiec

    madamiec Chirping

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    You can see the heartbeat by 3 days and a wiggle jiggle flippy if you watch them when you candle. You may just be getting a good view of the embryonic sac. The light usually makes them move around a lot.
     
  3. MeredithW

    MeredithW Chirping

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    This is what I have NO idea what it is . . . that circle outside of the embryo . . . DOES ANYBODY HAVE ANY IDEA. I am soooooo curious.



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    WHAT IS THIS? I AM REALLY WANTING TO KNOW!
     
  4. MeredithW

    MeredithW Chirping

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    I WILL BE ABLE TO SLEEP ONCE I FIGURE IT OUT!!!!!
     
  5. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners

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  6. MeredithW

    MeredithW Chirping

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    Yes, that's possible . . . :) It just really confused me, because on my egg (the picture above is not my egg) the embryo is on one side of the circle . . . almost outside of it :|, it's not in the middle. Maybe it is the same thing. [​IMG]
     
  7. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners

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    Well, the embryo is going to be on the side of the yolk, yes ? Anyone who knows about this feel free to correct me - I am in uncharted territory here. But from any sketches and photo's I have seen, the embryo is next to the yolk, attached to it. So the embryo would not necessarily be in the center of the circle.
     
  8. MeredithW

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    [​IMG] I am now getting happier! I candled the egg this morning (this is day 7), and the circle is even bigger than it was yesterday. . .
     

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