Truth about Double Egg Yolk

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Have you ever cracked an egg and found double yolk inside?

Have you ever wonder what the double yolk means or if it was some special signs or a mere coincidence? Whatever your answer may be, it will interest you to know that a lot of people interpret double yolks as an omen.

Research indicate that double yolk occurs in an egg when a chicken releases two yolks into the same shell. Double yolks are usually produced by young chickens because their reproductive systems have not fully matured. It can also be a hereditary trait which makes hens to periodically release two yolks instead of one.  However, double yolk can occur in older chickens nearing the end of their egg producing period. The occurrence of a chicken producing a double yolk is very rare; like one out of one thousand eggs. This has led some people to believe various superstitious beliefs attached to breaking open an egg that has two yolk in it; which often times happen to be true; and sometimes false.

Some of the beliefs attached to opening an egg with double yolk is that you or someone you know will soon become pregnant; and not just pregnant but maybe pregnant with twins. Another belief is that someone who crack open an egg with double yolk would get married soon, others believe that it is a sign of a good fortune.

However, in some part of the world a double egg yolk has a very negative connotation; which could mean that a death may occur in the family.

In the past, farmers used to spread crushed eggs shells into their fields in the hope it would bring them a plentiful harvest. This could be the reason why eggs have their origin in being associated with bountifulness, good fortune and fertility.

So; have you ever cracked an egg with double yolks; and was the omen true?

 

By Mercy Kukah

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