Monday May 17, 2010
After being frustrated trying to candle all 25 eggs yesterday, we decided to hold off and candle the brown Australorp eggs today.
Brown eggs are really hard to candle. Brown shells block the light shining through. Some of the lighter brown ones are easier to candle, but many are darker brown and are hard to see much of anything.
Candle results for the brown Australorp Eggs
Eggs positive for growing embryos: #3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10, 11, 13
Eggs with no signs of life: #1, 8, 12
Eggs where we can't tell for sure: #2, 7
# 8 brown egg shows a blood ring. It's a sign of a dead and probably abnormal embryo from a fertile egg.
We'll candle all the eggs again on Day 14 to confirm our results.