Brown eggs vs white

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Livinzoo, Mar 7, 2008.

  1. Livinzoo

    Livinzoo Songster

    Mar 2, 2008
    Statham, GA
    I'm in the planning stages for my first chicken flock. I'm looking for eggs, chicks, and possibly meat. I originally decided that I wanted dominiques but recently noticed that the barred Hollands look similar and are on the critical list.

    Does egg color make a big difference when selling your eggs?
  2. CUDA

    CUDA Songster

    Mar 4, 2008
    I have noticed that people seem to love those easter eggs. If you are looking to sell eggs, you might want to consider Americauna's. They are very good layers too. Good luck!

    NYREDS Crowing

    Jan 14, 2008
    As a general rule people who buy "home Grown" eggs prefer brown eggs over white. There's a common but inaccurate belief that brown eggs are somehow healthier.
    It's tru that some people are intrigued by the blue/green eggs of the Easter Eggers, but there are also people who are repulsed by them.
    However, since it sounds like you are interested in a heritage breed preservation flock Easter Eggers aren't really anything you'd want anyway.
    Of the 2 breeds you named Holland will be harder to locate & both are pretty rare.
  4. Renegade

    Renegade Songster

    Oct 8, 2007
    Griffin, GA
    I think it varies. I really thought that people would like the blue/green eggs. I was totally wrong. No one wanted to buy them so I took them to the food bank. I find around here most people prefer brown eggs.

  5. scgamecock

    scgamecock Songster

    Jan 18, 2008
    Conway SC
    I have a few white egg layers and I have a hard time convincing my customers to buy them.Farm eggs are suppose to be brown is what I hear so we usually end up eating the white ones but the yolks are just as big and just as rich.the color of the shell has nothing to do with how they taste, that is determined by the feed they eat.
    Last edited: Mar 7, 2008
  6. Churkenduse

    Churkenduse Songster

    Jan 1, 2008
    As a general rule people who buy "home Grown" eggs prefer brown eggs over white. There's a common but inaccurate belief that brown eggs are somehow healthier.

    I agree the different shades of brown are showy enough to please any customer. Eait to you see how pretty they look in the egg crate.

  7. spottedtail

    spottedtail Songster

    Aug 5, 2007
    In the local stores in this area, you see almost all white eggs.
    But I've never had trouble selling brown eggs.
    I just try to keep them uniform as far as coloring and size. A good presentation makes a big difference.

  8. LinckHillPoultry

    LinckHillPoultry Songster

    Jan 17, 2008
    I have easter egg layers, brown egg layers, and white egg layers. I'm going to have to say my favorite of all my egg layers would be my brown eggers.

    My brown eggs sell like crazy.

    I also sell assorted eggs... when you get brown, white, and green eggs.
  9. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

    Mar 6, 2008
    Floresville, Texas
    I know that, at least with me, brown eggs just give a more "old timey" "down home" sort of feel. I didn't even know, in fact, until quite recently, that people actually grew white eggs at home!!! LOL Now I have hens who lay me white eggs. [​IMG] I just think the various shades of brown are so pretty and more people do equate them with "home grown".
  10. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    I like brown eggs. They come in so many different shades. The egg basket looks so pretty and colorful!

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