Wierd hard-boiled egg question-brown vs white

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by babalubird, Dec 9, 2008.

  1. babalubird

    babalubird Songster

    Jul 21, 2008
    OK. My mother always said she didn't like brown eggs because they never hard-boiled as nice as the white. The yolk never seemed like it was completely cooked through on the brown vs the white.

    Is that true? I like the looks of the brown eggs and the breeds that seem to lay them, but I do eat most of my eggs now hard-boiled due to the diet I am on.

    Thanks. Your honest input appreciated.

  2. Smartie_Pants

    Smartie_Pants Songster

    Oct 5, 2008
    Madisonville, KY
    For thanksgiving we hardboiled brown and white eggs to make deviled (doesn't look like I spelled that right.) eggs. All of them looked the same once they were peeled. I have never noticed any difference at all.
  3. Thousands of boiled eggs later...brown AND white...after I get the shells off them..i've never been able to tell what color they were and they all tasted like a chickens egg!

    For this myth...my 2 cents worth is BUSTED!
  4. bluey

    bluey thootp veteran

    Apr 10, 2008
    Washington, PA
    Same here...no difference...except with freshly laid eggs vrs store bought eggs. You want to wait a week or so before hardboiling fresh eggs or they are hard to peel.

    Store bought white eggs are usually at least 20 days old, so no problems there....

    ...other than that, exactly the same!
  5. ams3651

    ams3651 Songster

    Jan 23, 2008
    NE PA
    i find my eggs easier to peel because my shells are thicker but they are all the same when boiled. Funny story. I had to buy some eggs to boil yesterday for a dinner at church today to make deviled eggs. My young son looked in the pot and said with surprise "eggs white". Its been so long since he'd seen white eggs he forgot! Even before we had chickens we got brown from my cousin.
  6. babalubird

    babalubird Songster

    Jul 21, 2008
    Thanks everyone. Good. Because I feel myself drawn more to the breeds that lay brown eggs.

    About hard to heel. But this is the experience of someone still forced to eat store-bought. I find doing this makes them much easier to peel. Boil them 10 minutes, then immediately run cold water over them, roll them a little on the counter to loosen the sheel from the egg, and peel as soon as you can handle them easily.

    Does that system not really work on fresh eggs? Do you still have to wait a few days?


  7. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    I think if you wait a few days it helps (you dont have to), some people add salt to the water (some how that helps) I made egg salad for a party about a month ago, had to boil about 20 eggs (within a day fresh) and OMG by the time I was done peeling it looked like I killed the egg, even hubby said what is that ?

    Never noticed a difference in white or brown either.
    Last edited: Dec 9, 2008
  8. seriousbill

    seriousbill Songster

    May 4, 2008
    There's no difference once the shell's off. IMO brown eggs are cooler [​IMG]
  9. sandypaws

    sandypaws Songster

    Nov 12, 2008
    desert of calif
    i agree with BLUEY...
    cant tell at all.. after you get the shell off...
    but i do wait about 2 weeks before hardboiling them.. or the shells will stick so bad you lose half the egg trying to peel it..

    maybe mom has some kind of prejudice against them... i have a friend that wont eat the blue/green ones.. simple because the shell is a 'weird" color..

    i also like the breeds that lay brown eggs.. IM:hmmn average... the brown egg layers tend to be clamer, easier to handle, more personable birds...
    most of my white egg layers seam so flighty, and high strung
  10. mirecipes

    mirecipes Songster

    Sep 5, 2008

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