I’m so happy. I broke down and candled the quail eggs even though they are only three days in the incubator and I was pretty sure I wouldn’t be able to see anything.
But I did! I chose the plain, unspotted egg for candling, and the “spider leg” pattern of veins was clearly visible! I was so hoping that egg in particular would be fertile and undamaged by the shipping, and it is.
If you don’t know what I mean by spider leg veining, watch this short video I found on youtube:
I now feel confident enough to recommend this seller, if you want fertile hatching eggs. There were much better wrapped, and came faster, than the eggs I ordered from Stromberg’s last year.
I’m also happy because I mentioned to Mom that eventually we should have an Eco Glow Brooder for the hatchlings, and to my surprise she decided to purchase one for this this batch of babies.