Yolk FAQs:


Q: Is yolk said to be lecithotrophic?

A: Yes.

Q: Are yolks rare?

A: Yes, although heavier poultry breeds such as the Buff Orpington have been known to lay triple-yolk eggs occasionally.

Q: Is yolk directly influenced by the makeup of the chicken feed?

A: Yes.

Q: Is yolk a source of lecithin?

A: Yes, as well as egg oil, for cosmetic and pharmaceutical applications.

Q: Is yolk a major source of vitamins and minerals?

A: Yes.

Q: Are yolks often rich in vitamins?

A: Yes, and minerals, lipids and proteins.

Q: Is yolk mostly extracellular to the oolemma?

A: Yes, and being not accumulated inside the cytoplasm of the egg cell , contrary to the claim that the avian egg cell and its yolk are a single giant cell.

Q: Is yolk used to extract egg oil which has various cosmetic?

A: Yes, and nutritional, and medicinal uses.

Q: Is yolk not living cell material like protoplasm?

A: Yes, but largely passive material, that is to say deutoplasm.

Q: Are yolks known as "dwarf" or "wind" eggs, or the archaic term "cock egg"?

A: Yes, Such an egg is most often a pullet's first effort, produced before her laying mechanism is fully ready.