10 Year Member!
- Aug 9, 2011
- Location (City and/or State)
- New York
Cool. How old is Rafiki now?Proud of Rafiki, her first egg! Not fertilized and I'm not equipped to incubate currently, so I cracked it open for everyone to see what a Redfoot egg looks like. Very thick shell! I'm sure she has more to come. Laid out in the open but digging continues.
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Wow! @cdmay , I think we had the discussion on whether torts were like chickens and would lay eggs without a male present. They do! Interesting to see the size of the yolk vs the what compared to the ratio of yellow/white of a chicken egg. Rafik I is laying at 5? What were the dimensions of the egg? How did you know it was her? I'm so intrigued!
Also with that thick layer and calcium deposits, looks like she was holding on to that egg for a while. That is what my girls's eggs look like if they don't have access to dig a nest. Generally the late clutches when they have to come inside when the temps drop.