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The yolk is on for Hove couple with odds-defying half dozen
It’s enough to scramble your brains.
A couple in Hove were stunned when they started making breakfast and discovered all half a dozen eggs in the same pack had double-yolks.
David and Julia Warnes bought the pack of Woodland free range eggs from Sainsbury’s in Portland Road.
Little did they expect that rather than having poultry one-yolked eggs, they would get double delight with all six.
Mrs Warnes, 46, said: “It was a funny old experience.
“It was my husband who found the first one as he was making the break¬ fast – a ‘yolk’ in itself.
“He called me over and said he had a double yolk.
“I'd never seen one before so I went and had a look and then he cracked the next one, which was the same.
“I had to grab a picture so I took one of the two eggs in the pan, then cracked the next and it was a double too. Same with the fourth.
“We were just going to sit down and eat but then I said, just supposing the others were doubles too? So, we cracked the last two in the pan and we had six eggs from one box, all with dou¬ ble yolks.
“I was stunned.”
But Mrs Warnes admitted despite the excitement the incident had put her off eggs for a while.
Double-yolk eggs occur when ovulation occurs too rapidly, or when one yolk becomes joined with another yolk.
These eggs may be the result of a young hen’s reproductive cycle not yet being synchronized.
Some hybrid breeds of hens also produce double-yolk eggs by default.
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