walmart eggs......and the relationship of bird color and egg color.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Farm_Maven, Oct 9, 2011.

  1. Farm_Maven

    Farm_Maven Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I guess wal-mart agrees with foodnetwork!! I just got this from walmart's website about eggs!!

    Brown vs. white

    The color of the egg’s shell is a reflection of the breed of hen. Breeds with white feathers and ear lobes, such as White Leghorns, lay white eggs. Those with red feathers or ear lobes lay brown eggs.
     
  2. KandiandJerry

    KandiandJerry Chillin' With My Peeps

    That's interesting....I didn't know this...
     
  3. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Golly then why am I trying to hatch my golden eggs? I should be makin' a fortune instead!!
     
  4. wyododge

    wyododge Chillin' With My Peeps

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    so I guess there are no chickens with red feathers AND earlobes?

    I didn't even know chickens had earlobes... They sure as heck don't use em when I try to call em...
     
  5. pgpoultry

    pgpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wyododge...actually they do....they use the lobes to block the ear canal so that they can't hear you....
     
  6. wrestling_mom

    wrestling_mom Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. Farm_Maven

    Farm_Maven Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:It's actually not true. If it were, my BR's would lay zebra striped eggs!! And what would lay green/blue eggs?!
    I was just putting it out there because there was a long discussion about this when the thread about Foodnetwork mag(?) was posted.
     
  8. N&MSchroeder

    N&MSchroeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is always amazing when misinformation is shared! Food Network and Walmart are two examples of companies who should have the resources to make sure the information is accurate. Once these giants put the misinformation out there, it can be accessed by millions of people who may or may not continue its spread [​IMG] which makes me thankful for the information shared (and sometimes corrected [​IMG] ) here on BYC!
     

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