Why Don't We Eat Turkey Eggs ?

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Why Don't We Eat Turkey Eggs ?
« on: 13/09/2016 16:49:37 »
Dearest Eggologists,


As a sheepy there's nothing more i like than good old fry in the morning and that the truth*

Eggs, bacon, sausages,beans, tomatoes, mushrooms , toast and tea **

Yumy !!...

take a look at the piccy attached !!...to the right, the humble chicken egg....to the right...a turkey egg in all it's supersize glory !!

How come i cant buy half a dozen Turkey eggs down the local supermarket ?



I just dont know !!...do ewe ?

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mwah mwah mwah


neil
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** also a lie, I prefer coffee !



« Last Edit: 13/09/2016 17:05:36 by neilep »
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Re: Why Don't We Eat Turkey Eggs ?
« Reply #1 on: 16/09/2016 13:10:38 »
In the immediate post war period when food was in short supply I used to get turkey eggs that had proved infertile from a hatchery to eat they were OK.
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Re: Why Don't We Eat Turkey Eggs ?
« Reply #2 on: 16/09/2016 13:35:22 »
My guess is that there are fewer turkey eggs produced, and the profit is in adult turkey meat rather than eggs.

Duck eggs are favoured by foodies, and can be as large as turkey eggs for a smaller investment in primary bird feed.
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Re: Why Don't We Eat Turkey Eggs ?
« Reply #3 on: 16/09/2016 22:39:05 »
Modern breeds of hen-laying chickens have been optimised via selective breeding so a massive proportion of their food input gets turned into edible egg.
Far more efficient than cows turning grass into meat (although comparable with cows turning grass into milk).

I suspect that this same selective breeding has not occurred for turkeys.

PS: Turkeys didn't originate from Turkey!

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Re: Why Don't We Eat Turkey Eggs ?
« Reply #4 on: 17/09/2016 21:40:20 »
so, it's EGGonomics then ?...(sorry !!!)
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