Chicken may break record for world’s tiniest egg

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 16, 2012 - 12:24

London: A family in UK has claimed that a two-centimetre long egg laid by their pet hen, named Twiglet, could be the smallest in the world.

The tiny egg weighs two grams, and is smaller than a 5p piece.

“It is the tiniest thing but perfectly egg-shaped,” the Sun quoted mum of three, Claire Protheroe, 35, as saying.

“You would need about 100 of them to make a small omelette.

“We have checked and there are other claims for the world record for a tiny chicken’s egg, but we think Twiglet’s is smaller. The children were excited because they thought it was like a chocolate mini-egg but it is even smaller than that.”

Three-year-old Arianna Protheroe, and her siblings Alex, 14, and Emelia, 12, have two chickens at their home in Llabelli, Wales.

And Twiglet is a legbar chicken, which means the eggs she lays are blue.

Guinness World Records lists the smallest recorded chicken egg at 2.7 centimetres.

However in August 2011, a clergyman from West Virginia in the United States claimed to have beaten it with an egg 2.1 centimetres long and weighing 3.46 grams.


First Published: Wednesday, May 16, 2012 - 12:24

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