Twin ducklings hatch from same egg

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London, Oct 26 (ANI): A Brit farmer became the spectator of a rare sight when twin ducklings hatched from the same egg at a duck farm.

The ducklings named Romulus and Remus are the first recorded twin ducklings to ever hatch and survive in Britain.

Roger Olver had watched on as the chicks emerged from the same egg.

Olver and partner Tanya Dalton had overseen the hatching of a group of eggs when they noticed that one was left uncracked and when she tried to help it turned out to a rare spectacle.

When Tanya tried to break it, she saw a beak peck through at one end, but was stunned when seconds later another bird emerged from the other end.

"When we did the hatch there was one duckling left struggling to get out at the end," the Telegraph quoted Olver, 56, as saying.

"When a beak did stick through, Tanya tried to make the hole bigger to help it get out. But then she felt something else pecking her from the bottom of the egg.

"It was unbelievable. Two ducklings from the same egg. We managed to get them both out and now they are doing fine. They are in perfect health.

"They're looking pretty good, bearing in mind they were cooped up together in the same shell," she added.

Dalton, 38 has described the births as a "miracle" and has prepared an area at the farm where they can be kept as pets. (ANI)

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