Emu Eggs and Emu Products

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Our mascot, ‘Psycho’, has been busy over winter laying eggs, One Emu Egg made breakfast scrambled eggs for three, one cake and we still had egg  left-over.  It’s the equivalent to about 8 – 10 chicken eggs in one emu egg! We generally sell our eggs blown for $30.00 each, here is the link to our online shop if you are interested in purchasing a blown Emu egg, or please phone our store (08) 8553 8228.  Emus only lay over winter time so they do sell out fast.

Emu Farming is fantastic for Australia, not only is Emu meat very healthy, lean & very high in iron, but Emu Farming helps protect our environment!  The Emu is native to Australia and can live in harmony with our land, thus reducing chemical dependence and land clearance needed for introduced species.  Emu’s are farmed for their meat, eggs, leather, feathers & Emu Oil.

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Emu Ridge Emu Egg

Our National parks Permit number to keep and sell eggs is #K15617-11

The color of the eggs range from a medium beautiful turquoise green to a dark green (almost black) with some having a very smooth glass like texture. An average egg weighs between 600 and 700 grams when laid. The ratio of Emu Egg whites to yolks is 55% to 45 % compared to a chicken egg which is 65% white and 35% yolk.

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Emu Ridge Emu egg ready to eat

It is said that there are up to 12 different color layers in an emu egg making it very unique. There are three primary layers in the shell of an emu egg. The outside is dark green. The middle layer is teal, and the inside layer is nearly white. Occasionally there is a fourth layer, which is thin and rather gray, between the outside layer and the teal layer. The teal and blue are actually as many as seven subtle layers of color, each about the thickness of a sheet of paper. Very clever artists carve the eggshells that displays the colors of each layer to the best advantage, you do see them painted as well, we do sell them in our shop at times.

Emu Ridge Emu Feathers

The Emu Feather is unique  having 2 feathers per shaft.

The Emu Feather is used in Aboriginal adornments, in many different ways for different reasons depending on the tribe. “The Goodluck Feather”

It was also proudly worn by the Australian Light Horsemen, the slouch hat was often adorned with what became the light horseman’s most distinctive embellishment – the emu feather plume. This plume became the symbol of the light horse, inseparable from its legend.

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Baby Emu Chick

This is what a gorgeous little emu chick looks like when it hatches. They are very cute. As they get older the true emu feathers grow and the gorgeous stripes disappear.

Emu feathers can also be used in arts and crafts. Below is a picture of a beautiful basket that has been woven with our emu feathers. This beautiful bowl was created by the talented Leanne Taylor – Aboriginal Artist. How beautiful!

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Created by the talented Aboriginal Artist Leanne Taylor.

Hand Carved Emu Eggs by Lucy

If you’d like to buy our emu feathers click this link we start at 5gm bags and if you would like to purchase large quantities please email us.

We also have emu body leather on our online shop. This beautiful leather is a very soft and lightweight leather, perfect for making into crafts such as handbags, teddy bear feet, clothing, accesories etc.

 

Here at Emu Ridge, we sell & recommend Emu Oil because Emu Oil is the closest oil to the one found in the human skin. It is high in Vitamins A, D, E, F and K as well as Omegas 3, 6, 7 & 9 oils, therefore it is very healing for the skin. It can be used on eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis, it heals burns to reduce scarring and is great for arthritis, inflammation and aching muscles. Emu Oil is also extremely low allergenic, therefore ideal for sensitive skin. To order genuine 100% Pure Australian Emu Oil, click here.

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Our National parks Permit number to keep and sell eggs is #K15617-11