White, Brown, and Blue Eggs; What's The Difference?

Updated: Jun 9, 2020

Eggs are just as unique as the hens they come from. From white, brown, blue, or speckled, eggs come in all colors. So what's the difference?

Is One Egg Color Better For You?

If you go to your local grocery store, the most common color you'll find is white, with some occasional cartons of all brown eggs. For years you may have heard all the craze with brown eggs; perhaps that they are the organic and healthier option. Well, we are sorry to burst your bubble, but if we were to answer this question based solely on color, there really isn't a difference. (How the hens are raised is more important.)

Why The Different Colors?

The different colors come from the different hens that lay the eggs. Interestingly, the color of the earlobe could be a determining factor of what color the egg will be. If a hen has light earlobes, the eggs are more likely to be white, while a hen with red earlobes will lay more brown eggs. Bluish eggs are simply a matter of the pigment that is put on right before the egg is laid. So although on the outside it may look a bit different, the end result remains the same.

What do you usually buy; white, brown, or multi-colored eggs?

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