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Selling white eggs

 
Will Holland
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My wife told me recently that there are a bunch of folks in our area who have been saying they can't seem to sell white eggs. She heard it on a local facebook ag group. Anybody else experience this? Just curious about the phenomenon.
 
Alfrun Unndis
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New Englanders tend to prefer brown eggs, except maybe at Easter-time since the white ones are more predictable if you're dyeing them.

Years ago in RI there was a egg commercial with a catchy jingle that went "Brown eggs are local eggs and local eggs are fresh"
 
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I find that interesting. I know people that won't take my eggs because they are so used to white they can't stand eating a colored one. So weird.

I guess I could see people wanting to avoid grocery store resell by not buying white eggs?
 
Will Holland
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Hahaha we had that jingle here too. I grew up eating white eggs but most of our birds lay brown eggs now.
 
Stephanie Meyer
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My MIL swears brown ones are better for noodle making, not sure how true it is but she tends to think the white ones are not as good as brown...
 
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There is some truth to it in my experience. I've noticed that the qualities of the egg are breed-specific. The best eggs I had for hard-boiling were from my Barnevelders, which also had a dark brown shell. But it's not the colour of the shell changing the properties, it's the overall genetics of the chicken which produces the egg. I've also had individual hens which laid eggs that would never hard boil properly - I would generally turn those hens into soup pretty fast.

Europeans in general don't seem to like white eggs. They tend to equate it to white bread, ie lacking in fibre or some other essential nutrient.
 
beth laf
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there is truth in that, people go to the store, that bastion of food, and the natural and organic eggs in the expensive cartons are brown, so now people have become accustomed farm eggs= brown eggs.
i have had people tell me in the past they bought eggs and expeccted them to be brown from the farm , but white eggs could be store eggs just repackaged, i had never considered anyone doing that, but since its possible , i suppose it makes a wierd sort of sense
 
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