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ANSWERED on Thu 30 Mar 2017 - 2:11 pm UTC by David Sarokin

Question: Purchasing Robins' eggs

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ophelia 

Customer

 22 Mar 2017 03:06 UTCWed 22 Mar 2017 - 3:06 am UTC 

Long time now see, you guys! Hope all is well. Lost my book mark for the daily read and came back to ask a really dumb question and peruse the answers I've missed in a year or so.

Have some friend in in India who have a petrified bird's nest. It's calcified(?) so is almost completely white. Really a museum piece, but...  Anyway, they have it under glass in their living room and it looks rather bland.

Got thinking 3, and exactly three, Robin's eggs, in robin's egg blue would look really cool inside the nest.

So... where do I find blown robins' egg shells?

 

David Sarokin 

Researcher

 22 Mar 2017 11:04 UTCWed 22 Mar 2017 - 11:04 am UTC 

Hey ophelia...nice to see you back again.

I was with you right up to your last sentence. Not sure what you mean by 'blown' shells. Would something like this do the trick:

https://www.amazon.com/Robins-Realistic-Decorative-Birds-Stems/dp/B01B207LZI/ref=sr_1_15?s=home-garden&ie=UTF8&qid=1490180467&sr=1-15&keywords=robins+eggs

There are several other similar items at Amazon, if these aren't quite right.

David

 

ophelia 

Customer

 22 Mar 2017 11:31 UTCWed 22 Mar 2017 - 11:31 am UTC 

"Blown" simply means the real eģgs have been stolen from a nest and had a couple tiny pinholes poked on either end and the contents carefully "blown" out through one end. If done carefully, the punholes are barely visible, or can be plastered over with a patch of matching tissue paper.

While your choice is  nice, it looks too artificial, even sans the nest. I've done it myself in North America and the eggs are not speckled and much bluer.

jim

 

David Sarokin 

Researcher

 22 Mar 2017 11:54 UTCWed 22 Mar 2017 - 11:54 am UTC 

'punholes' ... love it!  ;-)

 

ophelia 

Customer

 22 Mar 2017 12:08 UTCWed 22 Mar 2017 - 12:08 pm UTC 

Either you have a filthy mind or I have a tiny keybroad.

 

David Sarokin 

Researcher

 22 Mar 2017 12:09 UTCWed 22 Mar 2017 - 12:09 pm UTC 

'keybroad' ... love it!  ;-)

 

myoarin 

User

 22 Mar 2017 15:59 UTCWed 22 Mar 2017 - 3:59 pm UTC 

Better watch my typling.   (That was absolutely unintentional, I swear!) 

If you find the small eggs, I would just put a pinhole in one end and put them in a warm place and let the moisture evaporate, then with more heat dry the innards.

 

ophelia 

Customer

 29 Mar 2017 02:53 UTCWed 29 Mar 2017 - 2:53 am UTC 

Methinks thou doth tipple too much, but we're in the same boat so what's a body to do?

If you can't find real robins' eggs, in real blue, then okay, question answered.

I'll settle for the plastic ones I saw at a local store for an Easter display. But I want the real things!

 

myoarin 

User

 29 Mar 2017 09:34 UTCWed 29 Mar 2017 - 9:34 am UTC 

Ophelia,
You may be right, but not at 4pm my time. 
Blown robins' eggs will be very fragile, might not survive sending and handling by your friends.  What about painting plastic or wooden eggs the right size for the petrified nest, using water colors, almost any shade blue you prefer?
 
https://www.google.de/search?q=robin+eggs&safe=off&client=firefox-b&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjxt_GFsvvSAhXJQZoKHV4BC6oQ7AkIJg&biw=1280&bih=890

Myo

 

David Sarokin 

Researcher

 29 Mar 2017 12:38 UTCWed 29 Mar 2017 - 12:38 pm UTC 

 

ophelia 

Customer

 29 Mar 2017 12:49 UTCWed 29 Mar 2017 - 12:49 pm UTC 

You know, the wooden eggs are not a bad idea.

Think you could find some for me? I could paint them myself.

The candy eggs, although pretty enough, wouldn't work.

I once took a pound of M&Ms down there thinking it would be a treat and 24 hours hadn't elapsed befoe the ants found them... LOL, still makes me laugh.

 

ophelia 

Customer

 29 Mar 2017 13:39 UTCWed 29 Mar 2017 - 1:39 pm UTC 

You know, the wooden eggs are not a bad idea.

Think you could find some for me? I could paint them myself.

The candy eggs, although pretty enough, wouldn't work.

I once took a pound of M&Ms down there thinking it would be a treat and 24 hours hadn't elapsed befoe the ants found them... LOL, still makes me laugh.

 

myoarin 

User

 29 Mar 2017 14:01 UTCWed 29 Mar 2017 - 2:01 pm UTC 

Wooden eggs are all over the web, like this place: 
http://www.craftparts.com/eggs-fruits-wooden-eggs-c-249_251.html

It must be in the States, has an 800 phone number,  

But I am just doing David a favor, who is probably immersed in doing something else, maybe reading tweets from his hometown. 

Good luck,  Myo

 

ophelia 

Customer

 29 Mar 2017 18:09 UTCWed 29 Mar 2017 - 6:09 pm UTC 

He's probably typling...

Answer accepted, and thanks you two.

Felia

 

David Sarokin 

Answer

 30 Mar 2017 14:11 UTCThu 30 Mar 2017 - 2:11 pm UTC 

Typling, indeed!

Glad we could help you on this. In the course of searching, it became clear that robin eggs (and pretty much all bird eggs) are federally protected in both the US and UK. Looks like replicas will have to do:

https://www.google.com/search?q=replica+robins+eggs&num=100&espv=2&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjb2424s_7SAhUCKCYKHTAXDeUQ_AUICSgC&biw=1280&bih=894


Take your pick!

David

 

ophelia 

Customer

 30 Mar 2017 22:27 UTCThu 30 Mar 2017 - 10:27 pm UTC 

Save the chickens!

 

anonsi 

User

 7 Apr 2017 18:02 UTCFri 7 Apr 2017 - 6:02 pm UTC 

 

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