Chinese chicken lays bowling-pin shaped egg

December 15th, 2010 - 12:21 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

Beijing, Dec 14 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A 75-year-old Chinese farmer was left puzzled after his chicken laid what could be described as a bizarre egg.

The chicken laid a bowling-pin shaped egg and the farmer Zhang Yunfeng indicated that it was the first time that he has seen such an egg. The egg so much amazed Zhang who later told reporters that he saw the chicken “… produce a bowling-pin shaped egg. It’s the first time I saw such a weird shaped egg.”

Experts have tried to explain these kinds of irregular eggs. In last year March, a similar egg was seen in Britain. The egg was laid by the chicken of a 43-year-old mother of three in Northamptonshire. At the time when she saw the egg, she claimed that she has extensively researched the production of eggs and did not see any reason such an egg should be laid.

That though is not what some experts believe. They explain that the irregularly shaped eggs are caused by factors like ovulation problems, hormonal imbalances and eating the wrong kind of food.

However it is still not clear how the eggs got such distinctively unique shapes. Some analysts believe there may be more to it than that.

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