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Old Dryfoot
04-12-2015, 01:56 PM
of cracking 5 eggs in a row and having them all be double yolks?

I just made a couple of breakfast burritos for myself and a friend and now I'm wondering if I should buy a lotto ticket.

Paul Pless
04-12-2015, 02:03 PM
i was gonna google the odds of finding one egg with a double yolk and then work out the problem for you mathematically
but then i stumbled upon this :D

http://www.wilcoxfarms.com/news/how-common-are-eggs-with-double-yolks/

Old Dryfoot
04-12-2015, 02:10 PM
That's no help, now I want to crack open the remaining seven! :p

jonboy
04-12-2015, 03:42 PM
The woman in the Tuesday market where I buy a dozen eggs a week has a small sign saying 'usually double yolks' ....at this time of the year its is rare to find a single yolk egg from her chickens ......I'd say the last seventy or eighty eggs I have bought have been all double yolkers.

I would think she has a hen or two that always produce two yolks and selects those eggs for sale together. As her hens are free range how she knows beats me, as when I had a few chickens free ranging I would come across eggs all over the land, under bushes in corners.... I will ask on Tuesday and let you know

talking to a pal with free range hens he says across the range it isn't that uncommon, and that commercial egg producers examine all the eggs and reject two yolkers because it bothers some people as being somehow unnatural and the supermarkets don't want them.
how they are examined who knows...strong light perhaps as they trundle down the conveyor from laying cage to boxing-up ??

S.V. Airlie
04-12-2015, 07:14 PM
Local farm, I find at least 4/doz.

ron ll
04-12-2015, 07:22 PM
Must be a lot of roosters who have twins.

George Jung
04-12-2015, 07:22 PM
So..... if fertilized..... outcome?

S.V. Airlie
04-12-2015, 07:24 PM
Chicken in a shell. Boil the egg for five minutes! No cleanup!:)

Old Dryfoot
04-12-2015, 07:27 PM
These were not market eggs or from free range birds, they were grocery store bought.

I wonder if during candling it's common practice to weed out as many doubles as possible? Could be that I got the "reject" carton. I still want to crack open those last seven and see what's inside.

Edit: Hmmm. . . do they candle eggs bound for sale?

hokiefan
04-12-2015, 07:29 PM
I've never opened a double yolk egg. So imagine my surprise when after I read this thread earlier, I went out shopping. And passed a breakfast place in Plainfied, IL called the Double-Yolk.

Cheers,

Bobby

Old Dryfoot
04-12-2015, 07:35 PM
^ That's a good name for a breakfast place.

ron ll
04-12-2015, 07:38 PM
http://www.podcastmcq.org/code/medias/images/gp/mcq-76-995-joug.jpg

Garret
04-12-2015, 09:49 PM
Ron - that's an ox ymoron....

Vince Brennan
04-12-2015, 10:32 PM
Garret...

B..O..O..!

Actually, I'm just envious.

For most of my 70 years I have revelled in being the fastest intellect in the room (Yeh..small rooms and slow intellects.. I get it.) so you can imagine the paradigm shift when I came here and found I was (perhaps) the fastest tire changer in the site, but for sure not the fastest intellect. Hell, I can barely manage a wave and a 'hello' to the rest.

Youse lot are intelligun... intellyg... it's fookin' smart as youse a'a are, s'truth!

I love tryin', but I'm flailin' and failin'.

purri
04-13-2015, 12:38 AM
and a yiddische ox to boot!
Ron - that's an ox ymoron....

Garret
04-13-2015, 06:07 AM
Hey Vince - there's always someone faster, smarter, whateverer. In school I always tested at the top. Then I got sent to a prep school & found myself in the bottom quarter. It was an eye opener!

Michael D. Storey
04-13-2015, 01:21 PM
When you get above the extra large appelation, doubles become increasingly common

WszystekPoTrochu
04-13-2015, 01:32 PM
Depends on the breed. I sometimes get a rack where 29 doubles per 30 total is actually below expectations.

jonboy
04-13-2015, 02:11 PM
So..... if fertilized..... outcome?

Good point...I'm going ask her tomorrow if the free rangers run with the cockerel....almost certainly as occasionally he's left his mark, a little black dot on the stringy thing in white.

If so, I'll dig out the incubator and see what happens in a couple or three weeks

Jimmy W
04-13-2015, 03:21 PM
Double yolk eggs will not hatch, the baby chicks will die in the shell. A hatchery that used to produce hatching eggs would sometimes give us their double yolk eggs.

Shang
04-13-2015, 03:36 PM
Ron - that's an ox ymoron....

Trying to be the eggspert, or just crossing the road to lay it on the line.

Garret
04-13-2015, 03:38 PM
An eggsellent response!

Lew Barrett
04-13-2015, 03:42 PM
Puns using the word "egg" don't even register in the "bah" category and are among the lowest form of yokes.

Garret
04-13-2015, 03:47 PM
Notice he mentions the category sheepishly

George Jung
04-13-2015, 06:11 PM
Ah, a Segway into sheep jokes... is that the equivalent of Godwins?

Lew Barrett
04-13-2015, 06:58 PM
No.

Garret
04-13-2015, 08:17 PM
Ah, a Segway into sheep jokes... is that the equivalent of Godwins?

Now we're standing on 2 wheeled gyroscopic conveyances?

Garret
04-13-2015, 08:18 PM
No.

Humbug

Old Dryfoot
04-14-2015, 09:57 PM
7 for 12!

I hard boiled the rest of the carton to tossing into my lunches, today it was two more double yolks. Add that to the five from the weekend and I've got that woman in London beat!