Sunday, March 09, 2008

The Yolk-less Egg

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Isn't this like the oddest thing you ever saw? These are organic/home-grown eggs. Uncle Charlie keeps us well stocked on eggs from his brood of hens back home. They come in various sizes from tiny to huge and some are brown and some are white. Sometimes there are double yolks too! That's a treat! We like them all and appreciate his generosity in sharing them with us. MANY THANKS!!! We love them!
Last night I made asparagus, mushroom, parmasan quiche for dinner. In preparation, I cracked about 8 eggs. There were 2 TINY ones. Compare sizes in the photo above. Neither had a yolk! Isn't that odd?! How did that happen? According to Wikipedia,

"It is also possible for a young hen to produce an egg with no yolk at all.
Yolkless eggs are usually formed about a bit of tissue that is sloughed off the
ovary or oviduct. This tissue stimulates the secreting glands of the oviduct and
a yolkless egg results."

Interesting... huh.


NotJustLaura said...

Interesting and slightly bizarre!

Jane said...

Hey that happened to me with one of his eggs, too!
Your quiche sounds really good!