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Re: Egg Candling with pictures

Post by L in Ontario » Fri Jan 28, 2011 1:37 pm

Ameza wrote:Those of you that have gotten eggs with loose air bubbles in them, have they hatched or do they usually die early on?

I have a new pair with their first clutch and there seem to be bubbles in at least one egg.

And do you have any idea why this happens?


I believe loose or multiple small bubbles in an egg indicates a puncture/hole somewhere and external air has gotten inside. I always discard these.
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Re: Egg Candling with pictures

Post by RomeoFinch » Sun Apr 03, 2011 2:12 pm

Hi
My zebra finch female laid a double-yolked egg today. I was wandering if the egg was fertilised and it was incubated would it hatch? Is it even possible?
The egg is quite big - 1,71 g.
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Post by ikhom » Sun Apr 03, 2011 2:53 pm

It is a great shot. I tried to incubate my double-yolk egg, it was fertile, but it died after two days of incubation. I didn't expect it to hatch because it was just a bit heavier than the regular egg.
You can check this post too http://finchforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=7803&start=0
You can try to incuate it, but you can expect to get DIS only.
Was your hen young?
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Re: Egg Candling with pictures

Post by RomeoFinch » Sun Apr 03, 2011 3:19 pm

The hen isn't actually young. She is 2 years old. She normally lays eggs that weigh about 1,3 g. This egg was bigger. But also her yesterday's egg was enormously big (1,84 g), but it had 1 yolk.
I don't know if it is fertile. I put it under a hen that had infertile eggs. I will candle it in few days and see what's happening.

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Re: Egg Candling with pictures

Post by RomeoFinch » Thu Apr 07, 2011 5:51 pm

In the double-yolked egg there is only one embryo developing. Does it have a chance for living? What do you think?
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Re: Egg Candling with pictures

Post by ikhom » Thu Apr 07, 2011 6:38 pm

Wow, what a picture! We will know the answer in a day or two, but my guess would be that the dead embryo will kill alive.
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Re: Egg Candling with pictures

Post by RomeoFinch » Thu Apr 07, 2011 6:50 pm

I think that only one egg cell was fertilised and that's why only one embryo started developing. I won't be at home for 3 days, so I will check the egg on Saturday evening.

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Re: Egg Candling with pictures

Post by lovemyfinch » Thu Apr 07, 2011 7:21 pm

Very interesting turn of events. :shock:
I would think that the good embryo should be able to develop, as you can no longer even see that there was a second. [-o<
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Re: Egg Candling with pictures

Post by RomeoFinch » Sun Apr 17, 2011 3:43 pm

The chick from double egg has hatched :) It isn't bigger than an average hachling. You can see it in the middle between the older foster siblings ;)
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Re: Egg Candling with pictures

Post by lovemyfinch » Sun Apr 17, 2011 5:25 pm

=D> =D> =D>
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Re: Egg Candling with pictures

Post by L in Ontario » Sun Apr 17, 2011 7:33 pm

Beautiful - congrats on all three and especially the middle fid! =D>
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Re: Egg Candling with pictures

Post by Sally » Mon Apr 18, 2011 6:04 pm

Wow, congrats!! That little one beat all the odds. So its smaller size is only because the two others are older?
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Post by adnan » Mon Apr 18, 2011 7:06 pm

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Re: Egg Candling with pictures

Post by RomeoFinch » Tue Apr 19, 2011 1:30 pm

Yes. The others are older. Unfortunately the little one died because it was't fed... The rest is ok.

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Re: Egg Candling with pictures

Post by ac12 » Sat May 14, 2011 2:29 pm

I got one of those LED flashlights with the bendable neck that someone recommended. It works MUCH better than the mini-maglight that I used before. I can get it down to the egg easier inside the nest and then illuminate the egg from the side.

Thanks for the tip on the LED flashlight.
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