Farming forum: Brown eggs or white eggs.........

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Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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Paul2032
Mar 23, 2014 11:06 AM CST
I prefer brown eggs cut if you really pressed me I could not give you a logical reason. After they are cooked I can't tell a difference. Do you think my preference is just cosmetic? Do you have a good convincing reason why one or the other is better? Confused Confused Confused
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: Deb
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Bonehead
Mar 23, 2014 11:21 AM CST
Brown eggs feel more homey to me. Out of the shell, no difference. Of my 10 layers, all but one lay some shade of brown, and I find that I now treasure the lone white egg. Go figure.
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Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Mar 23, 2014 12:20 PM CST
The darker the brown, the better, but for no reason other then I just like how they look.
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Name: Kathleen Tenpas
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Kathleen
Mar 24, 2014 12:37 PM CST
as far as nutrition goes, it's what you feed the hen rather than the color of the egg.

38 years ago, the first Amish families moved into our area from the Middlefield OH region. They were quite used to Yankees asking strange things. The lady that lived next door to Stan's family was telling us stories about the strange things that Yankees ask (and being a Yankee, I paid attention so as to not be such an a$$). Clara said that the strangest thing anyone ever said to her was when a large woman in bright, inappropriate clothing came rushing off a bus and said in a very loud voice, "I want some of those brown Amish eggs! I must have some of the Amish eggs!" Clara pulled herself up to her full height (about 4'11") and said, "Madame, Amish do not lay eggs!"

Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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Paul2032
Mar 24, 2014 12:41 PM CST
Good one Kathleen,.........
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: Tom
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tveguy3
Mar 24, 2014 1:20 PM CST
too funny!
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Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
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porkpal
Mar 24, 2014 1:51 PM CST
My mother was a nurse. One day she was feeding a lady with bandaged eyes her breakfast. "I hope that is a white egg; I can't eat brown ones," said the patient. The egg was brown. "Mrs Eliot, you know I would never give you anything that would harm you", my mother replied.
Porkpal
Name: joseph wittenberg
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grizzlyjoe
Mar 25, 2014 9:44 PM CST
We have some olive egg layers and I love the shades of green they produce. My wife has been selling mixed dozens of brown and green, and sometimes shades of blue, and the people buying them love all the colors.
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
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porkpal
Mar 26, 2014 6:46 AM CST
I have no olive egg layers, but I have found the multi-colored egg assortments to be the most popular too.
Porkpal

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dave719
Mar 26, 2014 11:28 PM CST
We have trouble selling our blue eggs they all want brown
Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
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mcash70
Mar 27, 2014 9:31 AM CST
I like blue eggs, I would buy them. nodding
Name: Cheryl White
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denimangle
Apr 10, 2014 6:16 PM CST
brown even tho I know they are the same inside Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
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mcash70
Apr 11, 2014 9:22 AM CST
I'm convinced the blue/green ones taste better, wish I could find a source for them here. Hilarious!
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
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porkpal
Apr 11, 2014 10:38 AM CST
It may be because the hens that lay them tend to be extra good foragers - more healthy bugs and veggies! Mine also put a stronger shell on their eggs than any of the others. Aesthetics may also play a role in the taste, which is why I think my cats would rather eat a cardinal than a starling.
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Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
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mcash70
Apr 11, 2014 11:49 AM CST
"Aesthetics may also play a role in the taste, which is why I think my cats would rather eat a cardinal than a starling."

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