190. I Want A Brown Baby Like All The Other Mums On The Estate

by Jarvo Laysell July. 09, 2010 8536 views

All of the eggs here came from the same box. One was white and five were brown. This set me thinking about egg colour. Do chickens always lay eggs of the same colour or is there some difference? I don't know.

I was also intrigued by the fact that the tones of the brown eggs looked quite similar in reality and in the original shot. The differences in shade are far more pronounced in black and white.

If anyone is wondering about the seemingly dodgy title of this post, here is the original source [youtube.com].

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Thebronzebow 7 years, 2 months ago

as I understand it, different species of chickens lay different colored eggs. Great shot!

7 years, 2 months ago Edited
Ricardo 7 years, 2 months ago

hmm
I don't know anything about eggs or hens... I just know they put eggs, and sometimes yea they are with different colors... i guess maybe it is due the minerals they eat? sometimes if there is a lot they put eggs with a dark shade ?
hmm
I don't know..guess we have to ask to Mrs.Hen.

7 years, 2 months ago Edited
Manuele 7 years, 2 months ago

beautiful photo

7 years, 2 months ago Edited
Larry Nelson 7 years, 2 months ago

Funny video, Jon! Agree with smbunation on the gray-scale work - very nice!

7 years, 2 months ago Edited
Péter Somogyvári 7 years, 2 months ago

Cool picture !

7 years, 2 months ago Edited
Jennye 7 years, 2 months ago

great image! ...and funny video!

7 years, 2 months ago Edited
Marsha 7 years, 2 months ago

Cool image! I think it's interesting that you used a color word in your title, but the image is in B/W!

7 years, 2 months ago Edited
Andrea 7 years, 2 months ago

The colour of the egg depends on the chickens species mostly, but it depends on what they are eating too. The colour has nothing to do with the quality.

7 years, 2 months ago Edited
Jet28 7 years, 2 months ago

Interesting :-)))

7 years, 2 months ago Edited
Michael Sakowicz 7 years, 2 months ago

Excellent ponder. It puzzles me too. Great exhibition of gray-scale too.

7 years, 2 months ago Edited
Helen Hooker 7 years, 2 months ago

As soon as I saw this on the front page it made me chuckle - I'd forgotten about the Slobs! I love the way your sense of photographic humour works. :-) Funnily enough I had a box of mixed colour eggs (free range organic ones) last week and it struck me as being unusual at the time.

7 years, 2 months ago Edited
Agnes Felber 7 years, 2 months ago

Is Estate the name of public housing in Britain? Not a very subtle satire of the lower classes, is it?
On the egg front, I always thought unhappy chickens in those crowded chicken factories lay white eggs, the cage free ones do the brown ones...no I am really confused...

7 years, 2 months ago Edited
Eiram Marie 7 years, 2 months ago

Well...my father in law´s chickens lay only brown eggs.... I did not see a whíte egg in ages:)

7 years, 2 months ago Edited
Becky Brannon 7 years, 2 months ago

Good question!
Some people seem to think white chickens lay white eggs but at least that I know otherwise!

7 years, 2 months ago Edited
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