Continuing the transformation of this site into the world’s premium food blog, I bring you my three—count them, three!—double-yoked googy eggs, cracked one after the other into my mixing bowl this morning. Thomas then cracked two more for his breakfast. Also doubles.
I've had quite a few lately too. My egg lady at the farmers' market has a new batch of chooks on the lay (veritable spring chickens) and she says it's not unusual.
What we need to know is whether a carbonara tastes better with double yolks?
They used to be more common in young chickens which have only just begun to lay eggs. From the USDA website - Statistically speaking, double yolk eggs happen in about one in every thousand eggs. They are more common in hybrid and large breed chickens and can be hereditary. Update when a triple yoke appears (possible but even rarer).
I am out of chooks at the moment after the arsehole fox from the block across the road killed the last 3 old Doris', then came back and killed the 4 new Doris'. Taking a break until I can take care of Mr Fox.
I get these from my hens from time to time. Makes you mad when you only wanted one yolk and you have two. #firstworldproblem
you getting your eggs from the market or the backyard? As Mr Barnes said i get them from my larger chickens usually in spring when they start laying again after winter. I guess the production line has the two yolks backing up ready for production. I buried our arsehole of a rooster yesterday - he was one of the kids primary school school hatching experiments. Said kid just finished her HSC. Hermes was a right shithead but i guess did his job as per instructions. I couldnt go in to collect eggs without taking a big stick to keep him at a distance.