Ok, so I wrote on one of my photos, but it seemed appropriate at the time.
After looking at the brands available in Hong Kong and checking their credentials online, we decided on Frenz eggs from New Zealand. We know there are legal discrepancies in what “free-range” means, so we just looked at what free-range meant to each company — Frenz came out on top for us, and here’s a two-minute film with Rob Darby.
About a year ago, I bought six of the Extra Large and made breakfast — turned out that five of the six eggs were double-yolkers, something I hadn’t seen since I was on my grandparents’ farm. Before you get all excited, though, I haven’t seen a double-yolker since, so I’m wondering if they package double-yolked eggs separately for domestic consumption and just sent this set out by mistake.
Now that I’ve wondered out loud about that, I think I’ll write Rob and ask.
Update on 28 July 2014: Roxane and Rob just arrived in Hong Kong and despite their busy schedule, Roxane wrote to tell me: “Stroke of luck regarding double yokers … same hens and eggs as for New Zealand market — seasonal variances and hen ages determine whether those biggies are double yokers or not.”
So now you know.