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Last Updated: Wednesday January 30 2008 15:01 GMT

Celebrity chicken lays green eggs

Rabanita with an egg

This ordinary looking chicken has become a bit of a star in a Mexican village since she suddenly started laying green eggs.

Until the 5 December, Rabanita used to lay light brown eggs, but her owner was shocked when one morning she discovered they had changed colour.

Her owner Elvira Romero says Rabanita is fed the same things as all the other hens, corn, tortillas and chicken feed.

Scientists are still scrambling to find an explanation for the green eggs.

Elvira Romero said: "Since the 5th of December she has been laying green eggs.

"My children say 'Oh Mummy, God looks favourably on you so that you were given as a prize a chicken that lays green eggs'."

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