green and blue eggs!!??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by raymondjames, Oct 16, 2011.

  1. raymondjames

    raymondjames Chillin' With My Peeps

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    is there any REAL difference between green/blue eggs vs supermarket eggs (brown/white, depending on where you go [​IMG])? is the yolk and white color different than the eggs you buy at the supermarket? do they supply same nutritious value? do they taste different
     
  2. BantamoftheOpera

    BantamoftheOpera Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There is no difference. The color is in the shell only, the white is white and the yolk is yellow/orange. They do not taste different and they have the same nutritional value as a regular egg.
     
  3. buckabucka

    buckabucka Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Farm fresh eggs of any shell color (brown, green, white, blue) have brighter orange yolks and taste better than supermarket eggs (IMO).
    Blue or green eggs are just like brown or white eggs in nutritional value and taste.
     
  4. happyhens120

    happyhens120 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Actually... they do taste different than grocery store eggs. They taste a million times better, no matter what color the shell is! [​IMG]
     
  5. raymondjames

    raymondjames Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks just was worried if i ever got blue eggs if i would puke 'em up [​IMG]
     
  6. Alas

    Alas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Its not the color of the shell that matters. What matters is what the chickens eat. My free range chickens have a nearly orange colored yolk vs the very pale yolk at the grocery. They have a stronger flavor too. I have 10 different breeds that lay all shades of egg shells, but they all have dark yolks because of the amount of nutrition they get from insects and fresh greens.
     
  7. joneus

    joneus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hadnt had farm fresh eggs since I was in elementary school and had completely forgotten the difference between fresh and store bought- so when I ate my first egg yesterday, it was a bit of a shock, LOL!

    IMHO, the (pink) fresh egg I got tasted a bit like a hard boiled egg, despite being cooked over easy. It was dense and rich and OOOOOHHHHH so yummy!!! IMHO- BIG difference in taste between store bought and fresh!
     
  8. crayon

    crayon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Egg color is determined by the earlobe color of the chicken. The earlobe is right where you would think- behind the eyes.

    If it is white- like a Leghorn http://www.poultrypages.com/images/brown-white-leghorn-chickens.gif You will get white eggs

    If it is red like a Barred Rocks http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped...ard.jpg/250px-Barred_Rock_hen_in_backyard.jpg You will get brown eggs

    Now for the "rainbow" eggs- the blue, green shades are of the Aracanas or Americanas or Easter Eggers.

    It is the "breed" of the chicken that leads to the egg color- but all the rest is the same- it is just the "shell"

    The egg on the left is from a Silver Laced Whyandotte and the one one on the right is from an Easter Egger.

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