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Eggstra eggciting...

Post by Stewmuse » Sun Apr 02, 2017 10:36 am

Perhaps you've seen this play out on my Facebook page, but for the fifth time in a month (February 6 thru today), I've opened an egg and found it had a double yolk. I have never had this happen before. Anyone else getting this? Is it a local/regional supplier? Two different cartons of eggs under two different labels. Four of the five offenders came from one carton (pictured). Fortunately for me, I far more enjoy the yolk than the whites, but...
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Post by Zedman05 » Mon Apr 03, 2017 12:24 am

I have seen this frequently when buying the Jumbo sized eggs.

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Post by kurtdesign1 » Mon Apr 03, 2017 8:59 am

Zedman05 wrote:I have seen this frequently when buying the Jumbo sized eggs.
We usually buy large. I think Zed's up to something with this. The Jumbo size is probably key. I have not seen a double in as long as I can remember.

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Post by Stewmuse » Mon Apr 03, 2017 11:23 am

Size is part of the deal. You are unlikely to find this in a small egg. It also, having done some quick Google-fu, has to do with the chicken's age and, sometimes, genetics. Younger chickens and those toward the end of their laying days are more prone to have this happen. The Japanese sometimes try to breed them to do this.
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Post by kurtdesign1 » Tue Apr 04, 2017 8:42 am

Stewmuse wrote:Size is part of the deal. You are unlikely to find this in a small egg. It also, having done some quick Google-fu, has to do with the chicken's age and, sometimes, genetics. Younger chickens and those toward the end of their laying days are more prone to have this happen. The Japanese sometimes try to breed them to do this.
Aren't chickens really productive for like a year and a half? They certainly produce out of that period but I imagine commercially they're no longer viable. Ian, you have chickens. When is that sweet spot for production?

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Post by Kip » Tue Apr 04, 2017 8:47 am

Eggs. The most delicious offcast menstruum in the market today.

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Post by kurtdesign1 » Tue Apr 04, 2017 8:54 am

Kip wrote:Eggs. The most delicious offcast menstruum in the market today.

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Seriously. WTF is wrong with you? I used to love eggs.

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Post by Kip » Tue Apr 04, 2017 8:56 am

Just injecting a little sunshine into your day....

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Post by Stewmuse » Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:42 am

Decided to poach the final two eggs from the carton of mutation. Of course, they were doubles...
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