Spherical Egg Discovered in England

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Don't adjust your monitors, people. What you're looking at is a real, honest to goodness Grade A spherical egg. What does it taste like? What was the aspect ratio of the chicken that produced it? What does it mean?

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James Church, a 27-year-old hotel chef from Cornwall, England, discovered the culinary wonder on a recent morning shift. He says he's cracked over 100,000 eggs in his eight years in the kitchen and never has he seen anything like it. He recounted the find to The Sun:

I stood for a few moments in awe because I had never seen anything like it. I called everyone in the kitchen over and they stood around it too. They had never seen anything like it either.

Neither had we! So we searched. There weren't a great deal of egg-ball sightings on Google, though we did find this YouTube video that purports to show another round egg, posted in 2008. It's looks pretty round, but not quite as round as Church's:

So, have you ever come across one of these things? [The Sun]

DISCUSSION

okay not trying to bust anyone's bubbles but the reason they never get a spherical egg is because it is already separated from other eggs the second it is picked up. my family owns a commercial farm for Purdue(the chicken company) we have over 20,000 chickens and 10-12,000 eggs daily. we actually get quite a few of these and several other weird shapes. one they are put in a special tray as soon as we collect them because of it's shape the bubble in the egg won't come up on the right side so the chicken will never hatch and also because a egg has to be 1.7oz to 2.1oz if it even wants a chance to hatch. these eggs that it has been separated either go to two places 1. trash or end up in pet food and that's why they never make it to the consumer. now the average farmer doesn't have enough chickens to really see these eggs but because the way we operate commercially every time we catch an egg like this we lessen the chances of it happening again by selective breeding and getting rid of unwanted traits so that maybe in 100 years this kind of egg may not even exist .