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What's the "bull's eye" in an egg?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Duck Keeper, Mar 24, 2009.

  1. Duck Keeper

    Duck Keeper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry, I'm sure this is a simple answer, but I'm new to all of this. o_O;;

    Total newbie!



    Pictures are welcome, but good explanations are nice too! [​IMG]
     
  2. Harley's girl

    Harley's girl Chillin' With My Peeps

    I am not sure where it went but there was a sticky by Speckled Hen.
    The bulls eye is just that. It looks like a tiny bull eye on the yolk of the egg. That says it is fertile. If I can not find the sticky then I will take a pic for you. When you crack open your next egg look on the yolk. All yolks will have a ring but a fertile one will have a larger outer ring then a smaller ring then a dot right in the center. [​IMG] I will go look for that sticky now. [​IMG]

    I found it!!!!
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=16008
     
    Last edited: Mar 24, 2009
  3. Duck Keeper

    Duck Keeper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OH MY WORD I CRACKED A FERTILE EGG TODAY! [​IMG]

    I think it was my Appleyard's since their eggs are HUGE campared to the others and they layed it right after I went out to collect them. I came back out and there it was!


    Ohhhh... Now I'm sad lol.

    Thanks for the info. [​IMG]
     
  4. Harley's girl

    Harley's girl Chillin' With My Peeps

    You are welcome.

    I don't mind my eggs being fertile. As long as they are not developing! [​IMG] LOLOLOL [​IMG]
     
  5. Duck Keeper

    Duck Keeper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No it's not so much that I care if I'm to eat them (as long as they aren't far along... ew [​IMG] ) it's just that I was hoping for more duckies... [​IMG]
     
  6. Harley's girl

    Harley's girl Chillin' With My Peeps

    What is an Appleyard? I would assume it is a breed, but is it a big duck? I have khakis and peking. [​IMG]
     
  7. Duck Keeper

    Duck Keeper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]
    This is from feathersite.com


    Yeah, Silver Appleyards are big, I don't have pekins, but I'd say maybe their size? They also come in bantam form. [​IMG]

    I love them! But they're like two yeas old (they said) so they don't like me so much... Were raised mostly outside probably, not raised up from hatchlings to be okay with dogs and people.
     
  8. Duck Keeper

    Duck Keeper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Imagine like three khakis put together. [​IMG]
     
  9. Harley's girl

    Harley's girl Chillin' With My Peeps

    OH MY GOODNESS!!!!
    That is really big!!!!!! And they are so pretty!!! Where did you get them from? Gosh they are stunning! [​IMG]
     
  10. Duck Keeper

    Duck Keeper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    MUAHAHA! [​IMG]

    I got them from a couple from around here. The only way I could find them.


    They don't sell birds or anything, just extras. It was a local thing. [​IMG]
    Sorry to show off their awesome-ness and not give you a source...
     

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