The Emu eggshell possesses a remarkable cultural significance as it is layered with shades ranging from dark green on the exterior to jade green and eventually white on the interior. These exquisite eggs, usually laid from April until the end of September, are highly prized for their artistic potential when carved.
In the wild, the male Emu stores some of the eggs before incubating them. He insulates the eggs with leaves, twigs, or dried grass, and once enough eggs are gathered, he starts incubating by sitting on them for up to 56 days without eating or drinking.
Emu eggs are a delicacy, often equating to 10-12 chicken eggs in size. These unique eggs find versatile use in culinary delights, artistic pursuits such as carving and painting, as well as decorative items.