The Straits Times
Published on Oct 19, 2012

World's "smallest" egg found in Chongqing?


CHONGQING - The world record for smallest egg may soon be broken after a Malaysian bantam chicken, owned by a hairdresser in southwestern China's Chongqing Municipality, laid an egg smaller than a quail's egg , a Xinhua news report said.

The chicken egg, about two cm in length and 2.58 g in weight, was laid on Monday by the chicken owned by He Daiyou, a 55-year-old hairdresser from Shapingba District, Chongqing, the report said.

The world's smallest egg on record is 2.1 cm long and weighs 3.46 g. It is owned by Donnie Russell from West Virginia in the United States, the report said.

The discovery in Chongqing has attracted media attention and surprised the owner.