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Last Updated: Thursday March 15 2007 17:47 GMT

Girl's shop eggs hatch into ducks

Ducklings Splash and Splosh

A 10-year-old girl has managed to hatch two eggs that she bought in her local supermarket!

Jessica persuaded her mum and dad to let her put six eggs into an incubator instead of eating them.

Now two of the eggs have hatched into tiny ducklings four weeks after they were bought, and Jessica has named them Splash and Splosh.

Amazed Jessica, who lives near Ilfracombe in Devon, said: "They are the cutest ducks ever."

The family decided to try the experiment because they were curious about the name on the packet which read Gladys May's Braddock Whites.

Jessica with ducklings Splash and Splosh
Jessica with ducklings Splash and Splosh
The family already keep ducks and geese at their home and had room in their incubator for the eggs.

They knew that Braddock Whites are a rare breed of duck and hoped at least one of the eggs may have been fertilized - so it could hatch - if it was incubated properly.

Jessica said she was amazed when the egg finally hatched and was followed by a second duckling just hours later.

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