Eggs


Okay so you like eggs, but what kind of eggs? Different kinds a poultry produce different kinds of eggs and they don’t just vary in size and color but also taste.

Substance:

Chicken: a chicken egg tastes just like a chicken egg.
Quail: quail eggs also taste like chicken eggs.
Turkey: I’ve never had one but I have heard they taste like chicken eggs, however they are so rare people generally don’t eat them and prefer to hatch them instead.
Duck: Duck eggs can be an acquired taste. A scrambled duck egg will be firmer and unfortunately more rubbery than a scrambled chicken egg. This is because duck eggs contain more protein in their whites and when this protein is cooked, it’s makes for a much firmer cooked egg. Some people do prefer cooked duck eggs to chicken eggs, they also have a slightly different flavor. It’s hard to explain, it’s a fattier egg and so tastes fattier and richer than a chicken egg. Ducks are excellent for baking though. The extra protein adds loft to cakes. They make very good meringues because the whites
Goose: These are kind of a cross between a duck and a chicken egg. They are not as firm as a duck eggs when cooked and they also have a lighter flavor than ducks eggs. The majority of the goose egg is yolk and if you like yolk, this is the egg for you. There is very little white in a goose egg and the whites don’t have the same properties as those of duck eggs.

Style:
chickens have the most variety when it comes to egg color. Chicken eggs can be white, tan, chocolate brown, blue green, pink and any variation of those colors.

A few breeds of chicken that lay colored eggs are Ameraucanas(green or blue), Araucanas(blue), Black Copper Marans/Welsummers/Barnevelders (chocolate brown), Buff Orpingtons/Plymouth Rocks ( light brown), Leghorns/Polish (white), and Easter Eggers which are generally a cross of True Ameraucanas and some other breed, their eggs can be green or tan.

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