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Telling If A Egg Is Fertile Simply By Colour?

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I have a lutino hen who is currently sitting on four eggs.

She layed her last about six days ago so all should be showing fertile (if fertile).

However one egg looks different, its got a tinge of orange to it and looks duller.

Is it fair to say that this egg is more than likely unfertile?

 

I also have an albino hen sitting on five eggs, all her eggs are solid white in colour and shiny.

Are those more than likely all fertile?

 

I dont really like handling eggs that much, I really dont want to stress the hens out.

But I would like to know the amount of budgies that will be hatching in a week or so.

 

This is my first time breeding for about five years, I have set up a new aviary with a couple of breeding cages inside, Last time I bred I didint have the internet and so far have learned alot more (like colony breeding is not the best thing to do). Last time I simply put my budgies in the aviary with some breeding boxes and let them do their thing. I did get good results but want to be more particular in what I breed this time.

 

Thanks for any help!

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As a general rule:

 

'Pinky' see through eggs = newly laid

Solid white a few days later = fertile

Yellowish see through white a few days later = infertile

Dull greyish white = dead in shell

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Fertile egg on the left. non fertile egg on the right :D

 

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Yep the egg was like the one on the right.

I removed it and cracked it open and it was empty (expect for the yolk).

Looks like she has three fertile ones.

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If you are not sure if they are

fertile,shine a torch on the eggs

& you will see,which ones are fertile.

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Hi all...

 

I don't have a candleing torch, and I'm not confident enough to pick up the eggs to use a normal torch, if I just shine the torch in the box they don't look much different to my untrained eye!?

 

I'd say the egg on the right slightly seperate was laid yesterday....

 

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Hi all...

 

I don't have a candleing torch, and I'm not confident enough to pick up the eggs to use a normal torch, if I just shine the torch in the box they don't look much different to my untrained eye!?

 

I'd say the egg on the right slightly seperate was laid yesterday....

 

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You arent meant to pick up and handle the eggs anyway. You need a strong torch...there are keyring torches with led lights that are availoable in auto supply shops if you cannot get a candling torch....use that. Put it in the nestbox behind the egg shining forward to where you are and you will then see what you need to be looking for.

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Hi all my budgie layed an egg yesterday. She sat on it most of the night last night. This morning she didnt sit on it very regulary. When the hen was not in the box I took the egg out. It felt very cold. I shined a torch on it andwas yellow up top of egg. However it looked like the egg on the left in the pictures above. Is this egg fertile or not?

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