What do I look for when I am watching for a female to lay?
Why, Egg Butt Puff of course...
Now I want to preface this blog by saying that I kind of doubt that this term will catch on in the industry, but honestly, it is the best way to describe what is going on, as well as rather amusing and more than likely easy for most people to remember.
What is Egg Butt Puff?
Well, this gal here is the next to go in the Harem, but the problem is, she was PISSED OFF at me for interrupting her egg laying procedure.
|RAWR, I said. Go AWAY!|
I seriously took more than 10 pictures from different angles trying not to disturb her much before moving her head to actually be able to get the pictures I needed.
And finally, we have Egg Butt Puff.
Do you see it?
It pretty much looks like her butt is about to explode... with an egg!
This is right before egg laying. This image is extreme, and she will give me eggs within the next few hours. Now as I mentioned before, the EBP doesn't have to be right at the vent to count as Egg Butt Puff. It can be higher, and you can tell within a week that the eggs are going to come, depending on the speed in which the puffed part moves down towards the vent area.
It's a matter of watching and waiting. And being observant.
An awesome indicator of eggs.
Also pay attention to the spine spike. It is an indicator of where the eggs are within the female (if you can't palpate, its another thing to see without touching the animal)
So I hope to have some information on Clutch #9 tomorrow for you all!
Have a great day, my friends.