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Last Updated: Saturday October 24 2009 09:44 GMT

Rare footage of duckling twins hatching

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

The Cornish Duck Company filmed the hatching after a check on the egg showed two ducklings were growing inside it.

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.