Monday, October 26, 2009

everything you always wanted to know about eggs and then some

Did you know that chicken breeds with white feathers and ear lobes lay white eggs while breeds with red feathers and ear lobes lay brown eggs?

Did you know that the blood spot you see on the yolk sometimes has nothing to do with fertilization? It is an actual spot of the chicken's blood caused by a ruptured blood vessel during egg production.

Did you know that a chicken takes 24 to 26 hours to produce an egg and then starts over again 30 minutes later?

Did you know that there are no egg-related words beginning with i, j, or k, but that, by contrast, o is heavily used?

You would know all of these things if you, too, had read "All about the egg" by the Iowa Egg Council.