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Kiowa County Signal - Kiowa County, KS
  • Greensburg family scrambled by egg-centricity

  • While preparing a plate of deviled eggs on Easter Sunday, a Greensburg family was delighted and puzzled when they discovered that one of their eggs had no yolk.


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  • While preparing a plate of deviled eggs on Easter Sunday, a Greensburg family was delighted and puzzled when they discovered that one of their eggs had no yolk. 
    “Yesterday morning I was cooking some eggs and I cut them open and there it was,” said longtime Greensburg resident Ruby Thompson. “I couldn’t believe it. I’ve been cooking eggs for 75 years and I’ve never seen one like it.”
    Mrs. Thompson was preparing an offering of her famous deviled eggs on Sunday morning for herself and her husband James, when she discovered the solid white egg amongst the eggs she had purchased at a local farm.
    “When I called my son about it he said ‘the yolks on you!’” added Mrs. Thompson.
    An egg with no yolk, also known as a “wind” or “dwarf” egg is produced when a hen’s production glands treat a piece of reproductive tissue like a yolk.
    It can be the first attempt by a young pullet or a mature hen can produce it after producing normal eggs for years.  It was once believed that “wind eggs” were produced by roosters.
    They are often smaller than normal eggs, though this one was the same size as the others.
    “I’ve got a dozen and a half more in the refrigerator and I wonder if there are any more like it,” she said.
    The no-yolkers are not common and rarely make it to the dining room table.
    What they will do with their unique and once-in-a-lifetime find?
    “Oh, we’ll probably just eat it,” said Mrs. Thompson.

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