Hove couple shell-shocked by double yolked eggs

DOUBLE DELIGHT: The double yolked eggs

SURPRISE: Julia Warnes

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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 single-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 breakfast – 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 are doubles too? So, we cracked the last two in the pan and we had six eggs from one box, all with double 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.

Have you ever had a pack full of double yoked eggs? What did you make with them? 

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9:37am Wed 15 Jan 14

FC says...

OMG THIS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU ALLOW FRACKING

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Really. Greens will blame fracking on everything now.
OMG THIS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU ALLOW FRACKING ... ... ... Really. Greens will blame fracking on everything now. FC
  • Score: 0

9:39am Wed 15 Jan 14

kimo1 says...

C'est normal , ca c'est vraiment stupid
C'est normal , ca c'est vraiment stupid kimo1
  • Score: 4

9:39am Wed 15 Jan 14

CatoTheCat says...

Waitrose used to sell double yolkers by the half dozen.
Waitrose used to sell double yolkers by the half dozen. CatoTheCat
  • Score: 4

9:53am Wed 15 Jan 14

scuba1 says...

Well the same thing happened to me with a dozen eggs , I bought mine from tesco , wish I'd let the argus know my fascinating story first ( and btw yolk is spelt yolk and not yoke which ironically rhymes with joke !!!! )
Well the same thing happened to me with a dozen eggs , I bought mine from tesco , wish I'd let the argus know my fascinating story first ( and btw yolk is spelt yolk and not yoke which ironically rhymes with joke !!!! ) scuba1
  • Score: 10

10:01am Wed 15 Jan 14

bluemonday says...

and in tomorrows news,woodingdean woman shocked at news the sun rises in the east and sets in the west.
and in tomorrows news,woodingdean woman shocked at news the sun rises in the east and sets in the west. bluemonday
  • Score: 33

10:02am Wed 15 Jan 14

Indigatio says...

Shell shocked by such a shocking story. Mrs Warnes is easily excited. Lucky Mr Warnes :-)
We had a pack of 6 double yokers a couple of months ago, We just cooked and ate them, Very nice they were too.
Shell shocked by such a shocking story. Mrs Warnes is easily excited. Lucky Mr Warnes :-) We had a pack of 6 double yokers a couple of months ago, We just cooked and ate them, Very nice they were too. Indigatio
  • Score: 18

10:05am Wed 15 Jan 14

clubrob6 says...

bluemonday wrote:
and in tomorrows news,woodingdean woman shocked at news the sun rises in the east and sets in the west.
Well said I quite often get a double yolk egg I didn't realise it made me a news article.
[quote][p][bold]bluemonday[/bold] wrote: and in tomorrows news,woodingdean woman shocked at news the sun rises in the east and sets in the west.[/p][/quote]Well said I quite often get a double yolk egg I didn't realise it made me a news article. clubrob6
  • Score: 8

10:45am Wed 15 Jan 14

Cave Johnson says...

I used to buy eggs that the grocer called 'bullets' all the time at a market up town and they were always double yokers. Every egg.
I used to buy eggs that the grocer called 'bullets' all the time at a market up town and they were always double yokers. Every egg. Cave Johnson
  • Score: 3

10:59am Wed 15 Jan 14

paddytag says...

This isn't news
This isn't news paddytag
  • Score: 14

12:30pm Wed 15 Jan 14

SteveHove says...

Argus....Is there no news today???? I think this couple need to more!!!!!!!
Argus....Is there no news today???? I think this couple need to more!!!!!!! SteveHove
  • Score: 9

12:34pm Wed 15 Jan 14

Tailgaters Anonymous says...

For a moment I thought I'd dozed off and slept for 10 weeks! No not 1st April, still January.
Hens lay eggs, sometimes these turn out to be double-yolked. Yawn. Btw Argus spell-checker wants to make it double-yoked!!
For a moment I thought I'd dozed off and slept for 10 weeks! No not 1st April, still January. Hens lay eggs, sometimes these turn out to be double-yolked. Yawn. Btw Argus spell-checker wants to make it double-yoked!! Tailgaters Anonymous
  • Score: 4

1:05pm Wed 15 Jan 14

tekniko says...

I can't believe the woman actually bothered to contact the Argus/
I can't believe the woman actually bothered to contact the Argus/ tekniko
  • Score: 12

1:23pm Wed 15 Jan 14

Number Six says...

I've had whole cartons of double yolkers on more than one occasion. I just never realised anyone would give a toss!
I've had whole cartons of double yolkers on more than one occasion. I just never realised anyone would give a toss! Number Six
  • Score: 11

2:22pm Wed 15 Jan 14

whatevernext2013 says...

scuba1 wrote:
Well the same thing happened to me with a dozen eggs , I bought mine from tesco , wish I'd let the argus know my fascinating story first ( and btw yolk is spelt yolk and not yoke which ironically rhymes with joke !!!! )
i had a whole tray of 30 eggs from ASDA all with double yokes ,i really think this couple need a life ,
[quote][p][bold]scuba1[/bold] wrote: Well the same thing happened to me with a dozen eggs , I bought mine from tesco , wish I'd let the argus know my fascinating story first ( and btw yolk is spelt yolk and not yoke which ironically rhymes with joke !!!! )[/p][/quote]i had a whole tray of 30 eggs from ASDA all with double yokes ,i really think this couple need a life , whatevernext2013
  • Score: 9

3:47pm Wed 15 Jan 14

All 9 of me says...

paddytag wrote:
This isn't news
This isn't a newspaper
[quote][p][bold]paddytag[/bold] wrote: This isn't news[/p][/quote]This isn't a newspaper All 9 of me
  • Score: 8

4:29pm Wed 15 Jan 14

melee says...

My hens laid double yolks for ages when they first started laying. Luckily I wasn't stunned as it sounds a bit painful.
My hens laid double yolks for ages when they first started laying. Luckily I wasn't stunned as it sounds a bit painful. melee
  • Score: 4

4:30pm Wed 15 Jan 14

jackthekipper says...

its getting really really bad now isnt it?like an in house 5th grade school newspaper.why cant we have a decent rag in the south,something like the standard with news from across the south with a decent 'whats on'and a coloured magazine every week,the argus should bow out and be replaced by a new paper,its **** and needs to go.
its getting really really bad now isnt it?like an in house 5th grade school newspaper.why cant we have a decent rag in the south,something like the standard with news from across the south with a decent 'whats on'and a coloured magazine every week,the argus should bow out and be replaced by a new paper,its **** and needs to go. jackthekipper
  • Score: 8

5:14pm Wed 15 Jan 14

LargeAndInCharge says...

I hope they didn't get paid for this story. I've been getting double-yolk eggs for years. This couple clearly have no life.....
I hope they didn't get paid for this story. I've been getting double-yolk eggs for years. This couple clearly have no life..... LargeAndInCharge
  • Score: 8

7:19pm Wed 15 Jan 14

PETE OF QUEENS PARK says...

I have had many a double yolk egg from Dave Ovetts stall in the London Road market the best eggs and bacon in town and the cheapest.
I have had many a double yolk egg from Dave Ovetts stall in the London Road market the best eggs and bacon in town and the cheapest. PETE OF QUEENS PARK
  • Score: 4

9:47pm Wed 15 Jan 14

scuba1 says...

whatevernext2013 wrote:
scuba1 wrote:
Well the same thing happened to me with a dozen eggs , I bought mine from tesco , wish I'd let the argus know my fascinating story first ( and btw yolk is spelt yolk and not yoke which ironically rhymes with joke !!!! )
i had a whole tray of 30 eggs from ASDA all with double yokes ,i really think this couple need a life ,
I agree but it won't happen tho , you must be yoking !! ( sorry :) )
[quote][p][bold]whatevernext2013[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]scuba1[/bold] wrote: Well the same thing happened to me with a dozen eggs , I bought mine from tesco , wish I'd let the argus know my fascinating story first ( and btw yolk is spelt yolk and not yoke which ironically rhymes with joke !!!! )[/p][/quote]i had a whole tray of 30 eggs from ASDA all with double yokes ,i really think this couple need a life ,[/p][/quote]I agree but it won't happen tho , you must be yoking !! ( sorry :) ) scuba1
  • Score: 2

10:24pm Wed 15 Jan 14

whatevernext2013 says...

scuba1 wrote:
whatevernext2013 wrote:
scuba1 wrote:
Well the same thing happened to me with a dozen eggs , I bought mine from tesco , wish I'd let the argus know my fascinating story first ( and btw yolk is spelt yolk and not yoke which ironically rhymes with joke !!!! )
i had a whole tray of 30 eggs from ASDA all with double yokes ,i really think this couple need a life ,
I agree but it won't happen tho , you must be yoking !! ( sorry :) )
PMSL
[quote][p][bold]scuba1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]whatevernext2013[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]scuba1[/bold] wrote: Well the same thing happened to me with a dozen eggs , I bought mine from tesco , wish I'd let the argus know my fascinating story first ( and btw yolk is spelt yolk and not yoke which ironically rhymes with joke !!!! )[/p][/quote]i had a whole tray of 30 eggs from ASDA all with double yokes ,i really think this couple need a life ,[/p][/quote]I agree but it won't happen tho , you must be yoking !! ( sorry :) )[/p][/quote]PMSL whatevernext2013
  • Score: 0

10:56pm Wed 15 Jan 14

Brighton Living says...

This is no yoke !
This is no yoke ! Brighton Living
  • Score: 1

6:14am Thu 16 Jan 14

Nobody of Importance says...

Ovulating chickens? Learn something new every day :/
Ovulating chickens? Learn something new every day :/ Nobody of Importance
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6:16am Thu 16 Jan 14

Nobody of Importance says...

She made quite a mess of the eggs. I wouldn't have bragged about my cooking with photos like that.
She made quite a mess of the eggs. I wouldn't have bragged about my cooking with photos like that. Nobody of Importance
  • Score: 2

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