The Nature of Eggs

Celebrate the beauty of eggs.
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I find eggs to be inherently beautiful. As the trend for backyard chickens continues to grow, so does the diversity of eggs. Each breed of chicken lays a uniquely colored egg. Within each breed it is possible to distinguish which chicken has laid which egg.  Each chicken's egg has its own size, shape, coloring and specific speckling or markings.  No matter their differences, they all look and taste the same inside.  Before, keeping chickens I had no idea that the eggs that appear on the grocery store shelves have all been sorted and sized to appear uniform when in reality this couldn't be further from what occurs in nature. Take a peek at the gallery below to see some of nature's masterpieces.

The Beauty of Eggs

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Fresh Eggs

A lovely basket of eggs from assorted breeds of backyard chickens.

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Columbian Brahma Bantam

This breed lays a smaller, speckled egg.

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Shades of Brown

Brown eggs come in many shades and tints depending on the breed.

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Salmon Favorelle

Salmon Favorelles are excellent egg layers laying approximately four eggs per week.

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Buff Orpingtons

Buff Orpingtons are an English breed that lay brown eggs with a pinkish tint.

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Ameraucanas

Each hen lays approximately 250 blue tinted eggs per year.

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Delaware

This white hen with accents of black feathers around the neck lays dark brown eggs.

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Silkie Bantam

This bantam breed originates from China and lays smaller cream to pink tinted eggs.

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Blue Egg

Each hen's egg is unique to her including color, shading, shape and tinting.

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Australorp

This Australian breed lays approximately five dark brown eggs per week.

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Wyandotte

Both Silver and Golden-Laced Wyandottes lay a large brown egg.

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