If you’ve been following my tweets, you would have found out that I have been getting eggs with double yolks. I’ve gotten two so far. So, here’s what I’ve gathered:
- The chicken that laid those eggs must be super fertile or something
- The chickens from that chicken farm/barn/coop/whatever must be super fertile or something
- The chickens from that chicken farm/barn/coop/whatever are mutating
- The chickens from that chicken farm/barn/coop/whatever like having twins
- The chickens from that chicken farm/barn/coop/whatever possess the genetic code which makes the chances of those chickens to produce twins higher (omg, so science-y)
- I’ve just killed two pairs of twins
- I must be damn lucky or something, and should probably go buy 4D
So I’ve been thinking, what happens if you get a double yolk egg while baking? Like, the recipe calls for only one egg, so you crack an egg in only to realise that the egg has two yolks! What happens next? Should I dive in and try to scoop the extra yolk out? Doesn’t the extra yolk kinda ‘spoils’ the consistancy? Like, certain recipes call specifically for 1 egg yolk and 3 egg white, or 3 egg yolks and maybe 2 egg whites or 2 egg yolks and 4 whites. And then this egg decides that it is going to produce twins and decide to have 2 yolks?? So the extra yolk has decided to spoil my cake/cookie/baked goodies?
Anyway I just googled Double-yolk eggs and the internet tells me that double-yolk eggs rarely lead to successful hatching as the two chicks end up interfering with each other and thus resulting in death. Dammit, so sad, no twin chickens.
If that carton of eggs have anymore double yolk eggs I am going to go ‘ZOOOMMGGGGGGG’, and my cholesterol might just go through the roof.