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Zebra Finch Egg Fertility?

Discussion in 'Caged Birds - Finches, Canaries, Cockatiels, Parro' started by Coturnix Quail, Oct 12, 2016.

  1. Coturnix Quail

    Coturnix Quail Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So, my zebras layed an egg. And I incubated it probably one week or so. Now, I candled it, but instead of seeing a heart or veins, I see small circles. I place the egg right on the flashlight, and the circles move themselves! What are these and is the egg fertile?
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    It sounds as if what you are seeing are 'blood rings'. Indicating that the egg was fertile but the embryo died early on in incubation. Give it a little more time before tossing it.
     
  3. Coturnix Quail

    Coturnix Quail Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok thanks. My zebras haven't played a fertile egg in a while, I hope this is fertile. And even when they did they always tossed it out of the nest...
     

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