4-H POULTRY JUDGING EVENT
JUDGING INTERIOR EGG QUALITY BY CANDLING
In an actual contest:
Ø Contestants individually candle and grade a class of white shelled eggs.
Ø Each egg must be handled.
Ø Any contestant that shakes an egg 'violently' in order to facilitate internal content movement may be disqualified.
Ø The eggs to be candled are placed in a flat next to a candler. That candler must be used for examining the eggs. Contestants may NOT move the eggs to another candler.
Ø The number is written on the large end of each egg.
In the computer program:
Ø The eggs are graded based on the photo (to show air cell size) and the five second video showing candling of the egg (to detect any blood spots).