Monday, January 9, 2012

two for one...

We have a girl...
She is a fancy girl, with feathers all the way down her feet.
Her name is Glinda, yes like the good witch.  Her feathers are
so full and she looks so fancy we thought it just fit.
She is a Light Brahama.  We got her as a day old chick
from McMurray Hatchery.
She leaves us special presents...they are huge!
 She lays an egg this size every 2-3 days.  Her eggs are so much bigger than our other girls'.
and there is something else that is special about them...
Yup, they always have a double yolk!

I was worried at first that this wasn't healthy for her, but it seems that some
lines in a breed just have this genetic trait.
It makes a nice egg sandwich on a Sunday morning.

"An egg is always an adventure; the next one may be different."
~ Oscar Wilde


Michaele said...

You know in years past when I had LOTS of chickens, it seemed I would have a hen that would lay double yolked eggs and then a hen would die and then there were no more double yolked eggs. So I used to think it was a bad thing. But last year I had one that consistently gave me double yolks and there were no deaths. I now am happy about double yolks again, and this information you gave makes me happy all over again.

rugosarosefarm said...

I love a chicken with pretty feathered feet and big eggs. :)

WhisperingWriter said...


Now I want some eggs.

Tilly's Nest said...

How neat! Love this post!

Reality Jayne said...

OMG.....I love joke.
You are lucky to have all those fresh eggs.
Glinda is beautiful

Reality Jayne said...

I just saw your comment on Dirty Laundrys blog about the movie ET...hehe
I watched it after years of not caring about it....I didnt see the big deal either..

Nicole said...

I've never seen a double yolk egg before! How neat! (Go Pats)

Bee Lady said...

Very pretty chicken, very cool egg!

Cindy Bee