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Brown ones are bigger!!

I usually buy white eggs… I don’t know why, just always have done so.
My mom is visiting and she bought brown eggs. WOW!! I went to make my usual eggwhite omlet and it was Hyoooge! I couldn’t eat all of it!!
How come the brown ones are always bigger??? He he he
Like they say… I’ll never go back!

This is from the Iowa Egg Council.

The color comes from pigments in the outer layer of the shell and may range in various breeds from white to deep brown. The breed of hen determines the color of the shell. Breeds with white feathers and ear lobes lay white eggs; breeds with red feathers and ear lobes lay brown eggs. White eggs are most in demand among American buyers. In some parts of the country, however, particularly in New England, brown shells are preferred. The Rhode Island Red, New Hampshire and Plymouth Rock are breeds that lay brown eggs. Since brown-egg layers are slightly larger birds and require more food, brown eggs are usually more expensive than white.

I buy them cause they look prettier in my egg basket. :o)

Actually my friend’s mother has chickens and some of my eggs are teal as well as brown. Fresh is worth the few extra pennies I pay.

I will never go back either!