Do your customers want white eggs?

happychickmom

Chirping
10 Years
Jul 24, 2009
44
0
90
SE Louisiana
I wanted to get some Leghorns this week to add some white eggs to my basket. I already have light brown, aqua and olive. I should be getting some Cuckoo Marans next week from a good breeder - so those will be my dark brown additions.

A friend of mine said that she is getting rid of her white layers because her customers don't want white eggs in their cartons. (This is maybe 3 white eggs per dozen.) Apparently they seem too supermarket-ish.
hmm.png
Has anyone else had this problem? I thought the white would make a good overall basket of colors.
 

Tala

Flock Mistress
10 Years
Apr 14, 2009
6,372
56
251
Benton (Saline County) AR
I have only given eggs away and nobody complained about the color. My mom hates pullet eggs because of their size, but ....

I hope to sell eggs this year though, I doubled my laying flock and all the pullets are brown layers so....if anybody doesn't like white eggs I guess I'll just eat those myself
lol.png
I only have 3 Leghorns and they lay almost daily like little champs!!
 

gritsar

Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!
13 Years
Nov 9, 2007
28,906
316
661
SW Arkansas
Most folks I've talked to around here want the brown eggs because they consider them to be the "natural farm eggs". White eggs are what folks that get their eggs from the supermarket want.
 

Egg_newton

Songster
10 Years
Jun 19, 2009
712
3
129
East Central Indiana
Quote:
I was thinking that too. Then I could market them as Farm Fresh Rainbow Eggs instead of just brown. I got brown and EE working on olive and Marans. Thought about a leghorn or two.
 

TennesseeTruly

Songster
10 Years
Mar 5, 2009
3,288
28
213
Church Hill, TN
My customers want a Rainbow mix. White is always included in that mix and no one has ever complained. I have to say though that the EE eggs are a huge hit and most customers would take only the EE's if I could provide them!

Laurie
 

bigoakhunter

Songster
10 Years
Jul 29, 2009
553
7
131
Michigan
My customers definately prefer brown eggs. Whites they equate to store bought. Green or blue from Easter eggers, most kinda look at funny and have questions. They are not sure of them.

So we eat the green ones normally.
 

New posts New threads Active threads

Top Bottom