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Old 08-28-2018, 12:43 PM
 
Location: Washington state
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Originally Posted by Pyewackette View Post
I hate egg whites. I LOVE THE YOLKS! With all this genetic engineering, how about coming up with a chicken that lays giant yolks and little or no whites? Well that's not going to happen given that it would throw the whole hatching-the-next generation thing right out the window, but it's my dream ...

I think I'm going to start putting the whites aside and freezing them to add to the next batch of bird bread. It'll be good for the birds. Then I can have my cholesterol-laden-but-yummy yolks pretty much all by themselves. (I hate waste, can't have meringue since I'm diabetic, I feel the need to do SOMETHING with the whites - other than eat them)
If you're putting egg whites into bread to feed the birds and they eat it, isn't that, like, cannibalism?

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Brown eggs aren't really any different in makeup than other color eggs. Different breeds just lay different shell colors.

The thicker white in an egg is the chalazae. It anchors the yolk in the egg white. Totally normal, and all eggs have it. It is sometimes more noticeable in fresher eggs.
I've noticed that with the jumbo eggs, the shells are much thinner than regular eggs. On occasion when I've had to buy large eggs, I tap them lightly to break the shell and am always surprised when I have to use more force to break them.
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Old 08-28-2018, 01:59 PM
 
Location: In a vehicle.
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My Winco has stopped carrying the jumbo eggs. Phooey!

I like getting a double yolk too.
I know! Makes me furious!
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Old 08-28-2018, 02:17 PM
 
Location: In a vehicle.
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Brown eggs aren't really any different in makeup than other color eggs. Different breeds just lay different shell colors.

The thicker white in an egg is the chalazae. It anchors the yolk in the egg white. Totally normal, and all eggs have it. It is sometimes more noticeable in fresher eggs.
Not from my experience. Brown eggs are a bit "Rougher" tasting. Still good, but prefer the white ones.
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Old 08-28-2018, 04:44 PM
 
Location: North Idaho
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Aren't double eggs twins if they were to mature into chicks?
I'm always a bit reluctant to point this out, because I feel I am telling people something they already know. So, apologize if you were just making a joke.

The yolk of the egg is not a baby chick and it is not going to turn into a chick.
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Old 08-29-2018, 01:04 AM
 
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I only buy farm eggs, both duck and chicken eggs. The chicken eggs are not very large but they often have double yolks. I've never found that in duck eggs which I love. Duck eggs have much thicker shells and don't seem to work as well as the chicken eggs in some baking.
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Old 08-29-2018, 06:40 AM
 
Location: SW Florida
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If you're putting egg whites into bread to feed the birds and they eat it, isn't that, like, cannibalism? .

I thought the same thing - I'm glad you posted it first.
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Old 08-29-2018, 06:42 AM
 
Location: SW Florida
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I'm always a bit reluctant to point this out, because I feel I am telling people something they already know. So, apologize if you were just making a joke.

The yolk of the egg is not a baby chick and it is not going to turn into a chick.
Why wouldn't it turn into two chicks if it was fertilized and not taken for our use? Explain please to this city girl.
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Old 08-29-2018, 03:22 PM
 
Location: North Idaho
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Why wouldn't it turn into two chicks if it was fertilized and not taken for our use? Explain please to this city girl.
For the first reason that the yolk is not a chick, no matter whether or not the egg has been fertilized.

If there are two yolks and each yolk has a gamete attached to it, and both gametes get fertilized ( which isn't guaranteed), the egg shell limits growth and there is not enough room inside for two chicks to grow. If two chicks start, they will both die in the shell, long before they get anywhere near large enough to hatch. Just one chick in a shell will be jammed in there so tight it can't move.

The yolk is stored food to feed the growing chick. A sort of lunch box. It's not the chick.
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Old 08-29-2018, 03:35 PM
 
Location: SW Florida
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Oh my - I feel like a dumb city girl now. When I was about 5 my sister and I took two eggs out of the refrigerator and tried to incubate them under our pillows. Did I mention I was born in NYC? LOL.
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Old 08-29-2018, 05:30 PM
 
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I only buy farm eggs, both duck and chicken eggs. The chicken eggs are not very large but they often have double yolks. I've never found that in duck eggs which I love. Duck eggs have much thicker shells and don't seem to work as well as the chicken eggs in some baking.
I've read the opposite about baking using duck eggs. Supposedly, duck eggs make fluffier baked goods. Haven't tried yet... but will ask the wife to use the duck eggs to bake her angel or chiffon cakes.
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