Marans eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by hugojim, Feb 6, 2012.

  1. Do they taste different? to anyone else?
     
  2. louzianachicken

    louzianachicken Out Of The Brooder

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    I can't tell the difference.
     
  3. berniezahm

    berniezahm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not to me. But Martha Stewart thinks they are the absolute best thing that ever happened in a kitchen.
     
  4. shellybean40

    shellybean40 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    MArtha Stewart is full of beans. She also used to think that blue or green eggs were the bomb. Trendy. They all taste the same to me. They are really pretty in your egg basket, though. [​IMG]
     
  5. Ole rooster

    Ole rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That just goes to show ya prison time does strange things to the brain. [​IMG]
     
  6. audrey02026

    audrey02026 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They all taste the same to me. When I first had fresh eggs I could not tell the difference either....until I went out to a restaurant and had eggs for breakfast one day....after eating fresh eggs then getting a store bought egg I could definatly tell the difference. I can't wont eat store bought eggs any more...if my girls stop layig I'll buy from someone selling fesh eggs.
     
  7. Kittyf

    Kittyf Chillin' With My Peeps

    Except for being rare and prized - my marans lays every 3-4 days while my RIR and BR lay daily! - they are the same in the pan. Okay, she's laid several double-yolkers, so they are bigger, but taste? Identical!
     
  8. louzianachicken

    louzianachicken Out Of The Brooder

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    My marans lay daily, they are about a year old. Don't know if that matters or not.
     
  9. spiritdance

    spiritdance Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They taste the same to me, too.

    Not to highjack the thread, hugo, but what varieties of Dutch do you have? I have lavenders and red quills. There aren't many of us around these days, it seems, so I get excited whenever I encounter another admirer [​IMG] .
     
  10. Mum

    Mum Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Marans eggs taste the same as other chicken eggs which are "home grown".
    Home grown eggs *do* taste richer, look deeper yolk coloured and are healthier than shop bought eggs supplied from battery hen farms.

    Egg colours, such as the Marans, earn a reputation for being "better" simply because they are not as common as battery eggs. They are not "better" per se, just less frequently seen on the market. On that basis, people *could* cash in on MS's opinion and charge a premium price for their Marans eggs and sell to a niche market. [​IMG]
     

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