Thursday, July 31, 2008

Magic Eggs

I made myself some magic eggs this morning. We call them "magic" because that's what my mom says they are. You know, when you throw an egg or two in a bowl, cover it, and zap it in the microwave? If you don't know, it's a fun trick.

Anyway, when I cracked the egg into my bowl it had 2 yolks. That's right, one egg with two yolks. Can a chicken have twins? Has anyone seen that before? I was baffled myself. The kids thought it was really cool. As Cobb always says, "Cool huh??"


Chrys and Mike said...

well, of course i had to look that up or i'd be wondering about it the whole time i prepare tonite's supper - quiche. thanks to google and

Double yolks are a "mistake" in the chicken's reproductive system that sometimes happens when a hen just starts laying eggs and her system is still trying to figure out how to do it correctly. It may also be hereditary.

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.

so there ya go. i feel better now!


Stacey said...

I am a "chicken" (just ask Rob) and I have twins! :)

Haley, we have never met. I stumbled on your blog and glad to hear you are feeling better.

lindsay said...

that happened to me once when I was baking... try digging out that second yolk from the batter so your cake doesn't get ruined... not an easy task! ;o)

sandra d said...

ha ... I've had several double yolk eggs and my grandma always told me .. the old wives tale is that it's good luck - a very special egg. LOL :-) Glad you got to experience your very first double yolk egg! LOL :-)

"Mimi" Cobb said...

Amazingly,I cracked an egg open this morning... and it was a double yolk! I took a picture :)

Love you, Mom xxoo