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Old 09-15-2006, 08:20 PM   #1
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Coloured eggs, not Easter

A neighbour of mine has given me a dozen free-range chicken eggs from her own chickens; they are extraordinarily vari-coloured. The shells are red, pink, blue(ish), green, and brown/tan. I think that these eggs can be used as any other egg. What can I expect, colour-wise, from whatever I cook with them?

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Old 09-15-2006, 08:22 PM   #2
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From the little I know about eggs...( correct me if I'm wrong, it happens once ever hundred years or so) they are all the same on the inside.

Just the shells are colored differently.
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Old 09-15-2006, 08:55 PM   #3
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Yes, they are "eggs" from chickens that lay colored eggs.
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Old 09-15-2006, 08:58 PM   #4
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The color of the shell has nothing to do with what you will find inside - they all have a yellow yolk and a mostly clear white ... same as white eggs. What will make the yolks darker (from pale yellow to sometimes almost an orange color) and richer tasting is a matter of their diet. They all cook the same.

The color variations of the shells come from the breed of chicken.
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Old 09-15-2006, 09:00 PM   #5
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Araconda chickens are the ones that lay the different color shelled eggs. The eggs are just like any other chicken eggs.
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Old 09-15-2006, 09:02 PM   #6
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Thanks; I thought so, but you guys are such a great resource, I thought I'd check with the experts. Thannks!
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Old 09-15-2006, 09:39 PM   #7
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Just for grins - here is an Eggshell Colour by Breed of Hen chart.
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Old 09-15-2006, 09:53 PM   #8
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Just for grins - here is an Eggshell Colour by Breed of Hen chart.
Holy moly! I thought I was egg-aware, buying free-range in various shades of white and brown. Who knew?
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Old 09-15-2006, 10:13 PM   #9
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From my understanding, the colour of the shell is a direct response to the type of feed. The innards of the egg will be as you expect.
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From my understanding, the colour of the shell is a direct response to the type of feed. The innards of the egg will be as you expect.
Except the blue ones have chocolate candies inside!
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