Eggs Used in Our Egg Art Creations

Updated: Aug 19, 2021


We get so many questions about the eggs we use so we would love to show you our artistic material. Each type of egg is unique with definitive characteristics.


BOBWHITE QUAIL

They are beautiful little fowl. The females are subtle with pretty brown and golden markings, and the fiery males have more dramatic coloring with bright facial stripes and a spirited bearing. Bobwhite Quail lay a solid white egg. These eggs are very small and average from 2.5” to 3” in circumference from blow hole to back to the blow hole.

Muséum de Toulouse, CC BY-SA 4.0 via Wikimedia Commons


 

DUCK

Some species are quite small, while others are larger, but they are smaller than geese. They have longer neck but again they are smaller than a goose or larger birds. These eggs are on the smaller side and average from 5”-7.5” in circumference.


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GOOSE


Geese hang out around ponds and lakes, fly in a V formation, and make a distinct honking noise. Geese are classified as waterfowl, birds that live at least part of the time in a body of water. These eggs are a medium to large size egg and average from 8.5”-9.5” in circumference.

Photo left: Klaus Rassinger und Gerhard Cammerer, Museum Wiesbaden, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons


 

TURKEY


The female lays 8-15 buff-colored eggs in shallow depression on the ground that is hidden by brush, grass, vines or other vegetation. These eggs are a medium to large size egg and average from 4”-6” in circumference. They are smaller than a goose egg.


By Roger Culos - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0,

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EMU


In a good season, a female emu may lay three complete clutches! Emu eggs are large and look like avocados, these eggs can range in color from green to almost black. These eggs are larger in size and average from 10-14 inches in circumference. They are a combination of rounder at the waist and more oval at the tips.


Photo left: Shuhari, CC BY-SA 3.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

 

RHEA



A rhea's head, neck and thighs are covered with feathers, but the bird has no tail feathers. Its plumage is mostly gray and brown with white underparts. Rheas cannot fly, but they have unusually long wings for flightless birds. These eggs are more oval shaped and are a large to extra-large egg, they average from 13”-14” in circumference.


Photo left: Klaus Rassinger und Gerhard Cammerer, Museum Wiesbaden, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons











 

OSTRICH


Ostriches are large, flightless birds that have long legs and a long neck that protrudes from a round body. Ostriches are bigger than any other bird in the world. They can grow up to 9 feet (2.7 meters) tall and can weigh up to 320 lbs. These are the largest eggs available and average between 15”-18” in circumference. They are usually very round vs oval shaped like most eggs.


An ostrich egg. Taken at Disney's Animal Kingdom by Raul654 on January 16, 2005. {{GFDL}}