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Old 06-20-2006, 03:54 AM   #21
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All I can get around here is brown eggs. It was very annoying at Easter time. Have you ever tried to dye brown eggs - very tricky. We ended up sponge painting them instead!
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Old 06-20-2006, 11:38 AM   #22
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Is there a price difference between white and brown eggs?

Here in Boston white are generally cheaper, sometimes by a lot.

"Because brown eggs are local eggs and local eggs are fresh." Thus demand for them is higher, is what I figure.

I buy white.
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Old 06-20-2006, 12:07 PM   #23
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White ones for me, and not organic either. Both Brown and organic eggs often have blood in them - a big no-no...
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Old 06-20-2006, 12:23 PM   #24
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At the market we go to near our home, there is a lady who sells eggs, one of her varieties is the white one, "ideal for dessert making". We buy these often, as the flavour of yolks are richer with notably more intense yellow colour (which makes a big esthetic difference in the outcome of certain recipes). I am not sure they come out of certain kind of hens, I need to ask about that to the lady next time...
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Old 06-20-2006, 12:28 PM   #25
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The color of eggshells is related to the breed of the chicken.

The quality of the egg in the shell is related to the chicken's diet.
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Old 06-21-2006, 04:31 AM   #26
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Here in Australia (at least all the supermarket's I've visited) most of the eggs in the supermarket are brown regardless of being free range, barn laid or battery hens and if they are organic or otherwise. White eggs are really uncommon so unless you know someone with chickens or can get farm eggs.
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Old 06-21-2006, 10:21 AM   #27
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Here, there is a mix at the market and I don't prefer one over the other for taste or otherwise. They are all organic, as are most animal products here. About half do have bloodspots, which are perfectly fine to eat.
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Old 06-21-2006, 10:43 AM   #28
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Here in the stores, you see mostly white eggs; the brown ones are more expensive. Never did figure that one out as was said before, it all depends on the breed of the hens.
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Old 06-21-2006, 10:52 AM   #29
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white eggs are best for crepes, angel food cake, cheese omlettes, and homemade mayo . brown eggs are best for waffles, chocolate cakes, brownies, and garbage omlettes. brown eggs are inherently stronger, more durable, and obviously laid by hens that work out at the gym. white eggs are obviously more fashion conscious, especially at Easter, and are fluffier, more frufru...you know, Quiche eggs rather than over easy eggs with a side of BACON!
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white eggs are best for crepes, angel food cake, cheese omlettes, and homemade mayo . brown eggs are best for waffles, chocolate cakes, brownies, and garbage omlettes. brown eggs are inherently stronger, more durable, and obviously laid by hens that work out at the gym. white eggs are obviously more fashion conscious, especially at Easter, and are fluffier, more frufru...you know, Quiche eggs rather than over easy eggs with a side of BACON!

Verrrrrry Interrrresting!
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