Brown speckled eggs. Being a towny, and having my views based pretty solely on the comments of my father, another towny, I have always thought the brown, speckled eggs are somehow 'better' or more 'healthy'. It's not something that's easy to explain. I have had it pointed out to me by an excellent German friend that this is rubbish. Each year at Easter she bemoans the difficulty of getting white eggs in the supermarkets, because she wants to dye them for Easter and the colour and decoration just doesn't take as well on brown eggs. She puts the lack of white eggs on sale in the supermarkets down to a general and ignorant British feeling that brown eggs are 'better'. It sounds plausible to me. But, depsite that, I still like brown speckled eggs. And I get particularly excited when feathers are involved.