Does a smaller egg taste better?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by gotchooks?, Oct 19, 2008.

  1. gotchooks?

    gotchooks? In the Brooder

    Jul 17, 2008
    Southeast Michigan
    My kids only request the smaller eggs for breakfast...and a lot of 'em. My son tells me they have more flavor. At first, I thought it was because they really wanted to eat the cool looking blue eggs, but they pick out smaller brown ones too! I also notice that when I crack them open, they're prettier...There's a pleasing yolk to white ratio, where with the large or jumbo eggs, there's alot more white.

    The hens laying medium sized eggs are all standard sized hens (EEs and one of my ISA browns). They all eat the same feed and forage.

    Does anyone else notice a difference in flavor? Or are my kids just putting me on?[​IMG]
  2. I dont notice a difference in flavor...

    But like you, I do notice a difference in the amount of yolk to white. There is much less white I find.
  3. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap

    Much less white here too which is probably why the kids like them. The yolk IS the best part...
  4. lovemychix

    lovemychix Songster

    Oct 14, 2008
    Moulton Iowa
    My kids prefer the cute little pullet eggs. Toast, kraft single and 2 little pullet eggs.....mmmmm!!!!
  5. Colored Egg Farmer

    Colored Egg Farmer Chicken overload

    Ive never heard of this but it can be possible that the taste is stronger because its more compact... I know that happens in oranges.
  6. notsooldmcdonald

    notsooldmcdonald Songster

    Oct 14, 2008
    Lempster, NH
    Well, for us, the smaller eggs taste better because we've waited for what feels like FOREVER to get them!

    Anticipation can make anything taste better (tomatoes ripening on the vine, for example), add that to the fact that you've got an incredibly fresh, thoughtfully cultivated, and dainty product (didn't every emperor demand quail eggs in weird ways?)...and, well, why wouldn't the little ones "taste" better?

    (who got to enjoy a _double_yolker_ first ever home raised egg today!)[​IMG]
  7. citychickers

    citychickers Songster

    Mar 26, 2008
    Littleton Colorado
    [​IMG] I thought I was just imagining it myself, but I think you're right. Our banty's eggs seem richer than the Light Brahmas, the yolk to white ratio is alot different! They sit so cute in the pan too, the yolk so small but perfectly round. I think they're more fun to eat when they're dainty too!
  8. Poultra

    Poultra In the Brooder

    May 26, 2008
    Kids also taste things differently than adults. I never cared much for broccoli as a kid but I love it now. I bet they are picking up nuances that the rest of can't.
  9. Tiempo

    Tiempo Songster

    Oct 19, 2008
    Stockbridge, MI
    I think Poultra hit the nail on the head, kids' sense of taste are so much more finely tuned than us old folk [​IMG]
  10. skeeter

    skeeter Songster

    Nov 19, 2007
    Parma Idaho
    if anything its the freshness,kids always like the smaller things or at least mine did,Id always have to say such like,get the bigger longer pig it will grow bigger hams and more bacon,but Dad the little ones are so cute,kids, gotta lovem
    Last edited: Oct 19, 2008

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