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Leicestershire Emus and Rheas
 
Welcome to the Leicestershire Emus and Rheas Blown Eggs Page
 
 
Blown Eggshells

The eggshells can be blown with a single small hole at one end. If the egg is symmetrical you can sometimes blow the egg centrally along the side, so that it is suitable for display horizontally. The shells should be thoroughly washed and then disinfected.

 
  Emu Eggshells
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Emu eggshells are naturally dark green and about 3” wide and 5” long. With a matt surface, they are attractive displayed as natural eggshells or decorated in various ways.

They are most unusual shells because there are three different coloured layers to the shell. This means designs can be carved into the shell revealing the blue/green and white layers that are underneath the dark green outer layer.

They can also be painted or decorated in the Faberge style.

   
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Rhea Eggshells

Rhea eggshells are about the same size as Emu eggshells. They are creamy white in colour.

 
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Ostrich Eggshells

Ostrich eggshells are much larger than either Emu or Rhea eggshells. They are the largest egg laid by any bird living today. The creamy outer layer is often shiny and has pores across the surface that can be clearly seen.

 
Rhea Info Carved Egg Gallery