Monday, February 21, 2011

Have YOU Ever Cracked Open a Double Yolk?

Mommy was a little freaked out on Saturday 2/19/11 when she cracked open an egg into her waffle batter to see this...


Yep, that's 2 yolks out of one egg! Have you ever seen such a thing? She had never seen one of these in all of her years of egg cracking.

Of course, she had to do a Google Search and apparently it does happen. This site explains...

Double Yolkers appear when ovulation occurs too rapidly, or when one yolk somehow gets "lost" and is joined by the next yolk. Double yolkers may be by a pullet whose productive cycle is not yet well synchronized. They're occasionally laid by a heavy-breed hen, often as an inherited trait.

Better that than a "dwarf" egg = no yolk at all!

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