Saturday, May 3, 2014

Huge Emu Eggs!

Emu Eggs!
(not Ostrich eggs which are larger and white)

Emu are large flightless birds that can reach 6.5 feet in height, 
3 feet in width at shoulders
 and weigh up to 135 pounds.
 Yes, that is my hand holding one of the eggs.
It's huge and heavy!
I love this vintage picture of a women riding a Emu. 
This bird is like an Ostrich, but smaller.

Since I wanted to use them for display my hubby
drilled two holes so I could blow the egg yolk out…
I did get a little winded doing so!
The egg wasn't much smaller then the bowl!
The yolk was probably equal to 6 or so chicken eggs!
I was amazed how much came out!!!
I wouldn't even know what to bake with that much.
A baby Emu

The shell is so hard I can't imagine a chick having to break out of it.
Talking about a hard birth!
They look like an avocado don't you think?
Couldn't resist! 
Thanks for visiting 
 have a wonderful day!


NanaDiana said...

My Gosh, Maryjane! I don't think I have ever seen an emu egg- I knew they had large eggs but didn't know how big they were OR that they were that color.

Isn't that baby Emu the cutest thing? Wonderful post- xo Diana

Leanne said...

Maryjane you've really dollied up your eggs - they look lovely.

We call them ostriches in South Africa and have farms near Oudtshoorn where you can view them, their young, eggs etc. They make the most beautiful feather dusters with feathers from ostriches.

They have QUITE a kick! It's always wise to stay away from their very big 'feet'

I had a giggle at the picture in my mind of you blowing out ALL the contents of your very large eggs.

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Hello Leanne,

This bird is like an Ostrich, but smaller. It lays green eggs where an Ostrich lays a much larger, white egg.
We have Ostriches here also. Quite a bird!

Thanks for visiting!

Katmom said...

Oh Maryjane, you just 'crack' me up! (long winded).lol!
My MIL use to decorate Osterrich eggs.. hollowed them out, used a drimel to cut designs into the egg shell,,, She made a Cinderella Coach from one rather large egg... but she never used Emu eggs,,, probably due to the color... which I happen to like!
Have fun oh and I luv your cute 'chicken pillow' in your sweet lil coop.

meemsnyc said...

Wow! Make a quiche! You'll use all those eggs in no time! Those are beautiful eggs. Do they taste the same as chicken eggs?

Karen L. Bates said...

Love this post!! I never saw an Emu egg before...they are super huge! Wow.