Out of curiosity, I looked at the brown eggs in the store. Said the birds were cage free. All's I can say is that my Missy's eggs are so much prettier! She is a GSL. Not sure if it is the breed that is the difference, or what, but her eggs are almost prefect everytime. Never a blemish and a beautiful deep reddish brown! I was so proud of her after I saw these "eggs" in the store!