Live and learn, hey!
Thanks for sharing this, Derrick. It’s so interesting.
I’ve dyed white eggs brown with onion skins. ?
Tea was also used, I believe.
I saw the connection between Jackie’s arrangement of eggs and Aletta’s blog immediately – what a coincidence!
I was just as amazed by the coincidence!
Great minds – obviously 🙂
Indeed. Thanks very much, Anne
As I wrote in another comment…When I was a child, brown was the usual color for eggs bought in Maine. Love those blue eggs!
Thanks again, Laurie
Thanks a lot, Dwight
You are interesting.
and you are welcome! :>)
I grew up with white eggs, and had a couple of pet Leghorns as a child.
Araucana chickens and their colored eggs are popular here.
Good supplementary information. Thanks for the link, Lavinia
Gosh! Thanks for the information. Although I’m used to having chickens around, both my grandmother and mother liked to have a backyard coop of chickens. The chickens were all white leghorns and laid white eggs. The only other color of eggs I’ve seen are brown ones. And that was from a solitary Red Rhode mum had. Of course later, when we moved to the city and she couldn’t have a brood of chickens, we had to buy ours and there were brown shelled eggs in the market too.
Thank you very much, Joycee
Thank you for sharing this, Derrick! It’s such interesting info! The various colours of eggshells always intrigued me. 🙂 We have a friend who shares their chicken’s brownish eggs with us. 🙂
Thanks very much, Carolyn X
Derrick, you are knowledgeable on an amazing variety of subjects. ?
Thanks again., AnneMarie X
Thanks very much, Chrissy
I use colored eggs with deep orange yolks. Delicious. They are called Happy Eggs!!!
Thanks very much, Cindy
Well, you sent me down the Google rabbit hole, and I was charmed to find this about robin eggs:
“The blue colour in robin eggs is due to biliverdin, a pigment deposited on the eggshell when the female lays the eggs. There is some evidence that higher biliverdin levels indicate a healthier female and brighter blue eggs. Eggs laid by a healthier female seemed to encourage males to take more interest in their young.”
A fascinating addition to the info, Yvonne. Thanks very much
Thanks much for the interesting information.
Much appreciated, Byung
Thanks, Derrick, for this intriguing post. I’ve been tripping along at some of the linked blogs as well. What fun!
Thank you very much, Alys
The duck eggs I’ve seen down by our ponds and sometimes purchased from a nearby farm have always been more of a blue colour than the usual commercial blue green paint colour named duck egg blue, which I believe is the colour of your kitchen cupboards and also mine.
Anyway, I’ve often wondered if ducks of different breeds also produce different coloured eggs.
Thanks very much, Sue
Fascinating. I learned many things from reading this.
Thanks a lot, Pat
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