White Duck Eggs, @ 2.75 inches tall, 7.5 inches around tallest circumference, 6.5 inches around fattest circumference, 3/16ths inch hole. Waxy smooth surface, thinner than a goose egg and more flexible than a chicken egg. These eggs may have a mucky looking surface finish when not polished which is the natural membrane and is critical to taking up the dye when the egg is being decorated for psyanky. You can polish off that finish using Magic Eraser (which really is magic!)... so many of you are using dye this season that I've stopped polishing them in advance - just so you know. Without the natural surface coating, they are a natural brilliant white. Happy Egging!
Eggs ship within 2 business days of ordering. Orders placed by March 30th should arrive in time for Easter Sunday, April 4th, 2010 using priority mail.
Important tip if you are using goose or duck eggs for the Martha Stewart Living egg dying craft project. The goose and duck eggs have a very different surface texture than chicken eggs and will need at least 1/2 cup of vinegar in the dye - and a full cup for dark dye color. I have done the craft myself with these eggs and 1 teaspoon as directed in the magazine is not enough to make them look like the eggs in the pictures. Also, keep the egg moving in the dye by rolling it with your finger tip... this will make an even dye finish because the blown egg floats on top of the dye bath. Each egg has it's own texture - some are uniform pastel and some are uniquely patterned... for more tips on this craft, visit my blog at www.TheFreeRooster.com.