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Green Cheek Conure eggs both fertile and infertile

Charlotte

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Hello!

I have a bit of a weird situation. I have 3 green check conures that are bonded together. What I thought were 2 males and 1 female, have laid 10 eggs. 5 are fertile and 5 infertile. 2 (1 confirmed DNA tested female) are acting the same while the male (not DNA tested but witnessed mating with DNA confirmed female) is hovering outside the nest on "guard duty". My question is, do you think I definitely have 2 females that have nested together or could the one female lay a mix of infertile and fertile eggs? Also 10! Has anyone had a clutch size that large?
 

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Is it possible to have a female double clutch? Yes. Is it likely? No. At least not with this species.
 

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Actually, over what period of time where the eggs laid? Did more than one ever appear on the same day?
 

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Actually, over what period of time where the eggs laid? Did more than one ever appear on the same day?
Yes on one day only there were 2 laid.

May 8th - Fertile
May 13 - 1 fertile and 1 not fertile
May 15th - Fertile
May 16th - Not fertile
May 18th - Not fertile
May 19th - Fertile
May 21st - Fertile
May 22nd - Not fertile
May 24th - Not fertile
 

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It sounds as if you have two females as the usual laying pattern is one egg every other day.
 
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