Friday, March 12, 2010

Brown Eggs and Rhode Island Reds

We've been enjoying fresh brown eggs from our friend Sharron's chicken's. These eggs inspired our Nonnie to tell us about the Rhode Island Reds her mom had at one time.  Nonnie's mom whom we called, Little Maw-Maw, said those brown eggs laid by those Reds were the best!

Here's some basic history on the Rhode Island Red:

It's a striking, docile bird with a regal personality along with superb commercial quality eggs and meat, as well as an ideal backyard bird. The origin of the breed dates back to a fowl bred in Rhode Island in the mid 1800s; hence the name of the breed. According to most accounts, the breed was developed by crossing Red Malay Game, Leghorn and Asiatic stock.


  1. Our MawMaw was a great lady. Everyone says she was a wonderful cook.

  2. Yes, a wonderful, great lady indeed! Her sweet legacy lives on! Wished we could have a piece of her Coconut pie right now!