Entering eggs in local fair

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  1. claud

    claud Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am entering some eggs in our local fair.
    How do you display them - just an egg carton?
    How are they judged? What do they look for? Do they need to know the breed? Do they crack them?
    Do you generally enter a dozen?
    I never did this before.
    Thanks!
     
  2. Colored Egg Farmer

    Colored Egg Farmer Chicken overload

    Quote:I entered 2 dozen of eggs in our fair...

    Just look for same size.. good egg shape. no extra calcium, clean, same color... the objective is to get a look alike dozen. For my fair a egg carton was fine
     
  3. claud

    claud Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I entered 2 dozen of eggs in our fair...

    Just look for same size.. good egg shape. no extra calcium, clean, same color... the objective is to get a look alike dozen. For my fair a egg carton was fine

    Ok. Thanks. I have some speckled eggs along with dark brown - they look pretty - should I not mix them in the same carton?
     
  4. Colored Egg Farmer

    Colored Egg Farmer Chicken overload

    you want to get a dozen of the same exact color.. even if there brown they can't be light and dark brown in the same dozen.. (learned that the hard way last year)

    but if you get a dozen of speckled eggs that will work. Just make sure its not extra calcium. You want the shell quality very good.
     
  5. claud

    claud Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Hmmmm. Ok. Thanks.
     
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    Colored Egg Farmer Chicken overload

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  7. Reinbeau

    Reinbeau The Teapot Underground Premium Member

    At our local Marshfield Fair there's an egg competition, and they have a category for multicolored dozens. That's my favorite. Eggs all the same are just boring! [​IMG]

    No, seriously, not to insult anyone's eggs, but I really prefer a mixture of colors, it just amazes me.
     
  8. claud

    claud Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think I have a decent looking dozen.
    There is a category for pullet eggs too. I have some nice looking pullet eggs but not a full dozen - can you enter a half dozen?
     
  9. claud

    claud Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, never mind. I see that a dozen is required on their website.
    Can they tell the difference between a hard-boiled egg and fresh? [​IMG]
     
  10. claud

    claud Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for all the advice. My eggs won 1st place!!!!
     

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