Our 31 guinea eggs should have about 2 weeks till their hatch date. Today I numbered each egg in a photo. I'll have to write the number on the eggs to keep track of them.
I reviewed the shell color of the eggs. I learned last year that certain guineas lay darker shells and others lay lighter shells, based on the color of the bird. So it makes sense that the shell color could predict the color of the keet inside. I want to maintain a good mixed flock.
And so, I made a chart of the colors. Here's my totals:
Dark brown: 15
Medium brown: 3
Medium brown with spots: 3
White with spots: 5
The darker eggs will probably be pearl gray, the white eggs will be white, the spotty eggs may be lavender. I assume the medium brown eggs will be lavender. We'll see. Here's a guinea fowl color chart for quick reference.
I also attempted to candle the eggs using a flashlight. They all looked "spotty". I could see an air sac in the top. I could not see a developing keet, which really worries me. They are halfway through the process, I would think I should see something in there. But I candled in the middle of the day, and I only shone a flashlight up to each egg. Maybe tonight when it's dark in the room I'll attempt to candle again, and maybe then I'll get better results. Also tonight I'll use a tissue box. Here's an interesting candling guide.
I'll attempt to take photos of the candling tonight and will keep you posted.