Chicken Color Coordination
Has anyone ever told you that the brown eggs in the grocery store are organic? I’ve heard that, but I was always a bit skeptical. It turns out that brown and white eggs are more related to something a bit more obscure—the color of a chicken’s ear lobes. Who would have guessed?
While chickens do not have full external ears as humans do, oddly enough, they do have ear lobes. The colors of those lobes correspond to the color of the eggs they produce. Chickens with white ear lobes lay white eggs, and chickens with dark-colored ear lobes lay brown eggs.