Brown eggs

November 13, 2017

Shell color comes from pigments in the outer layer of the shell and, in eggs from various commercial breeds, may range from white to deep brown. The breed of hen determines the color of the shell. Among commercial breeds, hens with white feathers and ear lobes lay white-shelled eggs; hens with red/brown feathers and ear lobes lay brown eggs.

See also Breed, Color (egg shell)