Monday, November 1, 2010

JUMBO ba ang Itlog mo?

The egg on the right is how your egg would look like if it were Jumbo-sized egg with two yolks inside.
It is not a genetically-modified poultry product that would eventually result in 5-winged, 6- legged chickens. Double yolk eggs occur when a hen ovulates too fast and one extra yolk finds it way into an egg with an existing yellow resident. Jumbo egg do not develop into two cute yellow chicks because the nutrients in the egg white cannot support the complete development of two hatchlings.

Apparently, double yolks are quite common with a 1 in 1,000 occurrence. And depending on which part of the world you live in,  cracking one can mean anything from a wedding to a windfall or a wake.

Mine were given by a friend, who visited the  egg layer farm of Soro-soro Ibaba Development Cooperative, an organization that is now helping OFW's invest their hard-earned cash  in businesses that would allow them to support their families even if they decide to come back home permanently. Together with the OFW NGO, Atikha, the balik-Pilipinas, balik-negosyo project is a laudable effort that will pave the way for more  OFW families re-unite, provide jobs and economically develop communities. 

Before I end up sounding like a public service ad, Let me share with you the photos of what double-yolk eggs look like.


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