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    Egg yolk color matters?

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    Once and for all, does the color of the yolk matter?

    I've seen dark orange egg yolks coming from conventional raised chickens, and bright yellow yolks from seemingly good free-range organic chickens.

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    The dark orange you probably saw in eggs 'enriched' with omega 3's. That orange, is becuase they give them feed that his high in omega 3 in my opinion this is no good. Get a chicken of your own, let it forage for the bulk of it's feed... it's yolks won't look orange unless it finds a hidden bag of feed.
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    the orange could also be from marigold supplementation

    i've had free range farmer eggs that were pale, loose, wobbly and bad tasting. i've tried several brands of store eggs and most were sulphery and gave me heart burn.

    great day cage free is the best tasting so far. no heart burn, the yolks are firm and a natural shade of dark yellow

    so i think color plays a part. the gross eggs were really pale, all of them ranged in shades of pale yellow
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    I disagree. My free range chickens during non drought free-ranging have orange yolks that taste great.

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    I have found that (except for grocery store high omega-3 faux healthy eggs) an orange yolk is also quite a bit firmer than a pale one. I have read that among free range birds, those that consume a lot of insects will have darker yolks. Not sure if it's true...
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    I've found good eggs can range between medium yellow to deep orange. As bloodorchid mentioned it really depends, and in my experience, the ones you know for sure are the bad ones are the pale yellow kind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryanmercer View Post
    The dark orange you probably saw in eggs 'enriched' with omega 3's. That orange, is becuase they give them feed that his high in omega 3 in my opinion this is no good. Get a chicken of your own, let it forage for the bulk of it's feed... it's yolks won't look orange unless it finds a hidden bag of feed.
    When our hens free range their yolks are more orange. The firmness of the yolk (and how upright it is) depends on how fresh it is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Urban Forager View Post
    When our hens free range their yolks are more orange. The firmness of the yolk (and how upright it is) depends on how fresh it is.
    Go buy some of the omega 3 eggs from the grocery, that's what I mean by orange. They usually resemble the orange of a rubber basketball or the orange Now uses on their supplement labels.
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    Depends.

    I would be concerned if I my omelette was green.
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    I'm not going to lie. If you have a blue-colored yolk, don't eat it. Seriously.
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