I do not like them, Sam-I-am.
I do not like green eggs and ham.
Would you like them here or there?
I would not like them here or there.
I would not like them anywhere."
I've always assumed Theodor Seuss Geisel aka, Dr. Seuss, plucked the color green to use for his Green Eggs and Ham story from his unique imagination. I mean really, have you ever seen a green egg or green ham? (The fuzzy, been-in-the-refrigerator-so-long-it's unrecognizable kind doesn't count!)
In Seuss's story published in 1960, the eggs are cooked and those suckers have green yolks. Sam's a smart, uh, whatever he is, when he flatly refuses to eat them. Any reasonable being would refuse, right?
And you're probably asking, why is she talking about eggs? Especially colored ones. Easter is two months away!
True, BUT eggs that are laid by Easter Egger chickens have pretty pastel eggs all year round.
NOW you're wondering what non-OTC medication, can't get with a prescription kind of something did she put in her tea this morning?? Pastel eggs?!
Yes, these poultry products - pretty poultry products - are real... I Am Not Making This Up.
I learned about green eggs last week when a piano student of mine exclaimed "My chicken, Lola, laid her first egg yesterday and it was green!"
My first thought was, Uh-huh. Joke's on me. She's trying to see how gullible I am.(It's been 6 1/2 years since the MOTH and I moved from big city to Midwest cow-growing country but occasionally a native Missourian still tries to trip me up.)
An Easter Egger is a mixed breed chicken, not recognized by the APA (American Poultry Association) as its own breed. The chickens come in different colors and may lay any colored eggs, but usually green, rose (pink), blue or brown.
Why did the chicken cross the road?
(assume this chicken is a plain ole white one who lays plain ole' white eggs)
1) The flock is playing a
game of 'I Spy...' and
she's gotta find
something blue, oval and
2) Pink is secretly her
favorite color and she's pretty sure that's not a bunch of piglets she
3) She heard there's a colored egg-sale going on over there...
(Groan...I know, but I couldn't resist!)
Since white eggs usually come from white chickens and brown eggs usually come from brown/red chickens like Rhode Island Reds, why aren't green, blue and pink egg layers the same color as their eggs?