I love fresh eggs, fortunately a former neighbor has chickens and I'm able to have an abundance of fresh farm eggs at all times. There are times when the eggs are delivered and the lid on the carton can't be closed because of the large size of the eggs. No white shells, just variations of browns and greens. I'm no chicken authority so I have no idea what type of chickens she has but they do produce beautiful eggs with deep golden yellow yokes. The ones pictured are a deep copper colored shell although my camera, certainly not my photo ability doesn't do justice to the rich color of these shells. Unfortunately there were no green eggs in this delivery so all I have here are the various colors of copper and brown. These are just beautiful and hopefully there will be a double yoker in one of the shells. Its amazing how an experience as small as finding a double yoker egg can bring on a smile.
One of the drawbacks to these over sized eggs is when a recipe for baking calls for eggs. The size of these eggs are in general larger than the 1X you can get in the store. It can really mess up a recipe as I found out a few weeks ago when baking some blueberry muffins. They tasted great but they didn't raise properly as there was too much egg in the mixture. Who knew??????? I am now trying to make adjustments when baking cakes and breads, its a process.