An Aussie farmer has found a perfectly round egg laid by one of his hens.
Fabian Fabbro’s one-in-a-billion discovery came when he was collecting eggs at his Woodland Valley Farm on the north coast of New South Wales.
Mr Fabbro, whose hens have laid more than a million eggs over the last five years, was so shocked by the egg’s formation that he decided against selling it along with the rest of his produce.
‘The shell’s lovely, there are no cracks,’ he told the ABC.
‘There’s absolutely zero reason other than the rarity and excitement behind it that it wasn’t put in with the others for sale.’
Fabian Fabbro (pictured) was collecting eggs at his Woodland Valley Farm on the NSW north coast recently when he made the discovery
Mr Fabbro has 2,500 hens on his farm and although he isn’t sure which one laid the spherical one, he has managed to narrow it down to a few hundred of his brood.
‘She was in amongst 450 other friends, so she’s remained anonymous at this point,’ he said.
Despite the egg’s incredibly rare shape, Mr Fabbro’s partner Jodie used a vernier scale which is a tool used to measure of objects more precisely to determine if the egg was perfectly shaped.
The egg however was just a few millimetres off from being exactly round.
That didn’t stop Mr Fabbro from praising the ‘one-in-a-billion’ discovery which he said was perhaps the closest thing to a flawless egg.
The egg (pictured) was laid by one of Mr Fabbro’s hens and the farmer has managed narrow down the one responsible for laying the spherical specimen to a few hundred
He’s not sure what he will do with the egg as it has 44 days from the time it was laid before it expires, but entertained the possibility of selling the item to a keen buyer.
Round eggs can sell for about $1,400 online.
The last discovery is among severely oddly shaped eggs his chickens have produced over the years.
One of his hens laid a capsule egg, which was shaped like a large tablet, while another time he found an egg inside another egg.
Typically, an egg that is laid inside a nest on a cliff is more likely to be shaped in an oval than those that are laid on lower ground.
According to Australian Eggs, Aussie farmers produce 6.68 billion eggs every year.
Even though Mr Fabbro’s (pictured right) partner Jodie found the egg was just a few millimetres shy of being perfectly round, Mr Fabbro said the shape of the egg was incredible