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jamanda
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 20 8:18 pm    Post subject: Question inspired by Shrek!  Reply with quote    

Do all female birds lay eggs even if they aren't fertilised like chickens do?

tahir



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 20 8:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Not sure, but it's like plants that produce barren seeds. Chestnuts and pine nuts are prime examples, sometimes 90% duds

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 20 9:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

domestic ducks and geese do, i have never seen it in wild ones but absence of data does not mean it does not happen

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 20 9:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

i will ask the sparrows

Nicky Colour it green



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 20 8:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Dunno, but when I was a kid I watched a blackbird through the nesting season, there were 3 eggs,I saw the chicks, and eventually the nest was left, and there was an egg left behind, and it was unfertilized

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 20 9:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

and when I saw the subject of "question inspired by Shrek" my first through was "can you make a candle from earwax?"

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 20 10:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

if one is in a cave one has plenty of time to make a friend out of earwax

ref . ren and stimpy circa it was the nineties

Nicky Colour it green



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 03, 20 9:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

just thought.. why was that inspired by shrek?


those eggs she fried might have been fertilised...?

jamanda
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 03, 20 9:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Nicky Colour it green wrote:
just thought.. why was that inspired by shrek?


those eggs she fried might have been fertilised...?


It was Ben that asked.

Nicky Colour it green



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 03, 20 10:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

jamanda wrote:
Nicky Colour it green wrote:
just thought.. why was that inspired by shrek?


those eggs she fried might have been fertilised...?


It was Ben that asked.

and he has yet to find out some eggs might be fertilised... is this going to be a vegetarian issue? some will eat eggs but not if they might be viable...

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