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Rare footage of duckling twins hatching

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Two ducklings have hatched from one egg on a duck farm near St Austell in Cornwall.

The Cornish Duck Company filmed the hatching after noticing that the egg had two embryos whilst checking for birth viability.

Local vet Barrie Fleming, who advised the farm's owners, Roger Olver and Tanya Dalton, on the hatching, said they had "every reason to be excited by the birth" as it was a very rare occurrence.

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