What with this egg?? Has anyone seen this before?

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  1. EmAbTo48

    EmAbTo48 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My broody Sebastopol is on 13 eggs already and she is continuing to lay so I have been taking the ones shes been laying and either eating or incubating..

    Well I cracked this one open I am not sure what is going on she has about 8 dots from her girl parts and theirs a few that are fertilized with the ring around it. I have never seen this before she has white dots all over the egg.

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    Sorry for the glare... You can seen 5 dots in the pictures and then on the sides there are more. The ones closer to the middle have the ring around it..


    Is this normal?
     
  2. I don't know, but that's weird!!
     
  3. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    now THAT is interesting
     
  4. EmAbTo48

    EmAbTo48 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I thought this is way off... I am thinking she will not be bred next year something is going on with her fertilty.... This is the goose I have been having like 75% bad fertility rates with.

    She has been sitting on an empty nest since I took her last clutch about a month ago. And just started laying again last week. But I bought eggs for her to sit on that have proven fertility so hopefully she can get them to hatch she wants to be a momma SO BAD! I have been taking the ones she lays and have 3 in the incubator this is the first one I have cracked open!!
     
  5. animaladdictions

    animaladdictions Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is odd...I've never seen that either..hmmm??? Maybe Pete would know?
     
  6. RURU

    RURU Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am no expert on eggs but that looks like she has five areas where the egg can be fertilized. If more than one get fertilized that might be a bad thing. I have never seen this before. Sure wish Pete would get back on the forums again.....
     
  7. EmAbTo48

    EmAbTo48 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There are 3 spots with fertilization its hard to see but there are rings around three of them...
     
  8. RURU

    RURU Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So three fertile places. I do not think 3 fertile areas in one yolk would be good to hatch. It might turnn out to be super deformed??? Now I do not know what I would do with a goose that did that in every egg. I know it is just one egg with this. I wonder what that means for the female future of breeding. I think you siad you would not breed her next year right? That to me would just be too risky..
     
  9. EmAbTo48

    EmAbTo48 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, I have been having issues with her fertility 75% of her eggs have not been ferti3lized with her first clutch the ones I did have in the incubator stopped growing two weeks. She has laid 4 eggs this far for this clutch that I took from her since I have her on other eggs that I know are fertile and will hatch for her. 3 of these eggs have be in the incubator for 2 days so far. Then I cracked open this one and saw this. I do know for sure that her first eggs that I cracked were not like this at all they were normal just not all were fertilized.

    But yes I am thinking she might just be best at being a broody momma and just give her eggs to sit on then her own. Something must be going on with her. I will be checking the rest of the eggs she lays. I don't need any more goslings so I will cook them up so I will be able to see if they continue like this.
     
  10. BunkyB

    BunkyB Chillin' With My Peeps

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