Can't remember the last time I had a double yolked egg (I understand that most of them go to the bakery trade) but out of the last dozen I bought (farm shop) 5 had double yolks, and it's not even springtime!
Apparently double yolkers come from young birds who's hormones haven't settled down.
All eggs are scanned & weighed before packaging, double yolkers are separated and go to catering.
If you buy eggs from farm shops or local markets you will get the odd one though as they've not been scanned. There's also a slim chance you'll get a fertilised egg as well, happened to me once and I had a real shock when I cracked the egg into the pan...
My son lives in a rural location, and buys quite a lot of his fresh produce from the local farm shop. I like going there for our bacon and eggs etc. early on a Sunday morning when we're staying with him. We quite regularly get double yolk eggs.
The shop is one of those rare things - full of wonderful produce, and not member of staff in sight. You help yourself to what you want, and leave the money in a bowl by the door. There's a price list,and you're trusted to do the right thing.
In Glasgow, southside, at the end of Victoria Road, just inside the gates of Queen's Park, (named after Mary Queen of Scots), there is a Farmer's Market on a Saturday (10am - 4pm) (First and Third sats of the month).
I will check out the eggs.The Queen's Park Cafe ( est.1897, a pub) is close at hand.
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