Double yolks?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by BlazeJester, Oct 12, 2011.

  1. BlazeJester

    BlazeJester Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are there certain breeds of chickens that lay double yolks? Is it genetic or just a freak occurrence with some hens?
     
  2. PixieChixie

    PixieChixie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't think it's genetic at all, just a thing hat happens while the hen s still figuring out the whole egg thing.
     
  3. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Overrun With Chickens

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    If it were genetic, it would be a difficult line of chickens to perpetrate. The double yolkers won't hatch, except for extremely rarely. So rarely as to be almost never.
     
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  4. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    No, any breed can lay double yolk eggs. It's pretty much just an "accident" during the process of laying the egg. But like Oregon Blues said, very few double yolkers hatch.
     
  5. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Any breed can lay double yolks when young, however, because it is a glitch from too quick of production process, - Sex Links are the most prone to laying double yolkers, since they're made specifically for super egg production.
     

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