What kind of eggs dye the fastest?

White chicken eggs seem to dye the fastest in a consistent manner. Brown eggs have a glossier shell, and need a much longer dyeing time in most colors than do white eggs.

Among other poultry eggs, goose eggs also dye quite quickly, although the dye sometimes takes in a spotty manner. Duck eggs are known to sometimes be difficult to dye, and often produce pastel results instead of bright, vibrant colors.

Turkey eggs also take dye well, but only after they have been pretreated by having the spots removed with etching. Ostrich and emu eggs also take dye well, but need to have the hard, shiny outer shell removed with etching and/or sanding.


Fresh, full eggs seem to dye more quickly than eggs which have been blown out and been sitting around a while.