It was strange to many when pictures of the chicken eggs first appeared online as many ruled that the photos were digitally engineered or edited.

Meanwhile, an Indian poultry farmer from Malappuram, India has confirmed that some of his chicken laid eggs with green yolks. The farmer, Ak Shihabudheen said he is as surprised as everyone.

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“It was nine months ago that we first got such an egg with a green yolk from a hen in our small poultry farm set up along the house.

“We were astonished at first, and did not use the egg to consume. All the eggs which the hen laid, were this kind and so we started to incubate the eggs. Out of the six chicks which hatched from these eggs, a few have started to lay eggs and those yolks are also green in color.”

Shihabudheen also said the eggs taste just like any normal chicken egg. The new development has however sparked the interest of India veterinary experts who have began tests to ascertain the cause of the strange dark green colored yolks.

A research team from the Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University have taken a keen interest in the development. They visited Shihabudheen’s farm where they took away samples of the eggs for testing.

Dr. S. Sankaralingam, Assistant Professor of Poultry Science, Department of Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, said: “We have started doing a few tests to find out the reason behind this. This is a rare phenomenon, and there is a high possibility that it might be because of the feed that is given to the birds.”

 

 

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