It’s not what most people would expect to find when they settle down for breakfast.
A hen in Hukou, China has forgotten the rules of nature, and popped out an egg with an inch-long tail.
The odd accessory might make this egg less appealing to eat, but it has one handy advantage over its more spherical cousins – the tail means it’ll be far easier to crack. The egg itself is a little smaller than normal, but it’s unusual attachment means it measures a lofty 8.5cm in length.
It’s not uncommon for birds to produce odd-shaped eggs – but experts can’t agree what caused a hen to lay an egg with a tail.
Some suspect it’s a result of stress, while other say tails are more common when birds are moulting, because their nutritional needs are higher.
This bizarre twist of nature has left the hen’s owner scratching his head and with one tough decision to make; boiled, scrambled, poached or fried. daily times monitor.